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Ged, William (1684/5–1749), goldsmith and stereotype founder, was probably born in Dunfermline, son of William Ged, said to have been a member of the family of Ged of Baldridge in Fife. He was apprenticed to Robert Inglis, goldsmith, in Edinburgh in 1696, and his own mark was entered with the ...

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Lang, Sir William Biggart (1868–1942), machine tool manufacturer, was born on 19 September 1868 at 59 High Street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, the youngest of five sons in the large family of John Lang (c.1825–1906), machine tool maker, and Annie Biggart. His father had founded his own firm in 1874 in ...