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Interesting to learn about the early iron boxes in Glasgow - anyone know who made them - I assume they are all lost. I always thought it was weird that Glasgow had more foundries than any other UK city but the y had concrete boxes, Edinburgh had CI ones made at Saracen and Carron. A friend of mine h...
by David M
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 54
Views: 25027

Old Fruitmarket

Great structure - built in 1853 by the Glasgow company of Robertson and Lister who manufactured wrought and cast iron buildings, and shipped them all over the world.

David M

http://www.scottishironwork.org
by David M
Wed Jun 02, 2004 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The old fruit market
Replies: 4
Views: 1698

I know it is a nightmare when the lamposts themselves are Listed for their architectural significance, and then moved around - makes it difficult to find em !!!!!

David M
by David M
Fri May 07, 2004 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Lord Provost's lamplights?
Replies: 78
Views: 31120

I think the plan is to refurbish the bridge at some point.

Useless information - the Albert heads are cast iron but were originallt 'bronzed' - must have looked quite impressive.
by David M
Wed May 05, 2004 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Ironwork
Replies: 52
Views: 20131

Ironwork

The railings were made by George Smith and Co's Sun Foundry which was based in Kennedy Street. I think the work is being done by Heritage Engineering - a Glasgow firm who do windmills, watermills, locomotives and ironwork all over the world !

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by David M
Wed May 05, 2004 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Ironwork
Replies: 52
Views: 20131

Railings

As I understand it it started as a 'voluntary' PR effort, then became obligatory unless you could justify it for safety reasons. They were supposed to leave a run of samples for reference, but often did not. Many folks put them back after the war, but many did not. I have been told of the low grade ...
by David M
Fri Apr 23, 2004 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Ironwork
Replies: 52
Views: 20131

Thanks Ronnie - the NAS have some notebooks and some legal records - GUAS records are a bit misleading - they don'y have any production records as stated - they do have soem price lists etc. I think I might try a general appeal in the paper. Walter's (three of them) grave in the Necropolis is a nice...
by David M
Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Architectural Ironfounders
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Thanks - I have been through the Mitchell with a fine toothcomb - they have a couple of 7th Edition catalogues and a 6th I recall. There must be some stuff floating around out there from folks who worked in the foundry in it's last years.......

David M
by David M
Thu Apr 22, 2004 10:26 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Architectural Ironfounders
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Glasgow Architectural Ironfounders

Hello All I have a long held fetish for Scottish and particularly Glasgow cast ironwork produced in the foundries of Saracen Foundry (Walter MacFarlane & Co - Possilpark), George Smith & CO Ltd - Sun Foundry, Mcdowell Steven (Milton Ironworks). I am particularly interested in the final years...
by David M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Architectural Ironfounders
Replies: 9
Views: 3176

Hello all - just discovered this site and feel right at home ! If you are interested in scottish cast ironwork have a look at our website (below) - we haven't as yet got as far as drain covers but maybe one day......Only the Dalry co is left in business ironically - although Glenfield still exist in...
by David M
Wed Apr 21, 2004 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Street Furniture
Replies: 171
Views: 58103

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