During Barton Hutton’s time at Glasgow Engineering he saw many changes. Mining work that the company excelled in was taken over by repair work for the woodchip industry, and the belt driven machinery in the workshop was replaced by electric motors, technology was progressing at a rapid rate. During the years that Barton Hutton was managing Glasgow Engineering he was able to purchase a 50% shareholding in the company. Barton Hutton passed away on January 31st 1974 age 71 after serving 58 years with the Company. Alfred Barton Hutton took over as Managing Director of Glasgow Engineering after his father Barton Hutton passed away.
Alfred Hutton was born on January 31st 1930 and educated at West Launceston Primary School and at Launceston High School. On January 13 1947 Alfred Hutton began his apprenticeship at Glasgow Engineering as a fitter and turner. At that time the apprenticeship term was for five years and they were working a nine hour day, five days a week. At that time Jack Williams was the Foreman of the machine shop, a position that he held for many years. In his younger years, Alfred Hutton was competing in many motorcycle races and trials. He was doing all his own repairs on his bikes, even making his own cam shafts for racing. Alfred Barton Hutton married Mary Catherine Hill on January 20 1954 they had two daughters, Jennifer and Susan, and one son John. Alfred was also a very keen yachtsman and was, like his father, a member and commodore of the Tamar Yacht Club. In 1967 he built a 38 foot huon pine motor sailor Camira which was powered by a Lister diesel engine. He competed in six Sydney to Hobart yacht races, five on his own yacht Turkey Shoot winning the I.M.S Division C in 1991. Under the management of Alfred Hutton the company saw many major changes. Numerous machines were installed, with the machine shop being trebled in size.