Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby dazza » Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:04 pm

Sydney Rosewater wrote:With a wee straw that you used to blow into to inflate the plasticy bubbles you made?
I remember my uncle had this years ago. Wonder if you can still get them.


"In 1981 balloon making/blowing kits containing toxic chemical compounds were made the subject of a permanent ban. Initially, the chemicals polyvinyl acetate, ethyl acetate, acetone and benzene were banned, but this was later expanded to include the “toxic” statement, in order to catch future dangerous compounds.

Balloon blowing kits incorporate a tube or straw, as well as tube of putty like material. The tube or straw is placed into a small amount of the material, and by then blowing down the tube a balloon is formed. Unfortunately, some of the chemicals used in making these kits are highly toxic, and the person using it may inhale dangerous fumes."
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby JayKay » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:53 pm

Odd, I saw a bubble toothpaste tube type thing for sale at the weekend (aug 25 2008) I thought to myself "hmmm....surprised to see that kind of thing on sale, was sure they'd be illegal by now..." :?

Remember them from when I was a kid. Still haunted by the chemical taste....
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby papa lazarou » Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:26 pm

Yes, you're right. I'm afraid I count wooden-toy shops in the 'craft-y gift-y ' category. :oops: There's still a couple of them around though, one in King Street or thereabouts, the other just off Byres Road.


There is one called Big Top selling similar type stuff on St George's Road.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Armadillo » Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:01 pm

Vinegar Tom wrote:Was The *nus and the *rse Center not an up-market toy shop?

It had a nickelodeon.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby D_C » Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:23 am

I was going along Govan Rd a little time back, and they had demolished a building on Elder St., built right where the shipyards are. I could've sworn I caught a glimpse of an old shop front that had been revealed behind it, like they had built this( now demolished) building right in front of it. Haven't been back, but just wondered if anyone noticed this too? I might have imagined it. :?
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Re: Temporarily Revealed: Old Shop Signs

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:39 pm

red_kola wrote:As a first post in the new thread (the rest were copied in from elsewhere...) a new one to get us going.

As the original location of Delizique on Hyndland Street continues its transformation into Cafezique, this was uncovered yesterday:
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Red Kola's picture doesn't seem to be available any more?

I was past this site today , and I thought there must already be photos in this thread already , but I took some anyway.

Hargan's Dairy
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Nice stencil work
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Did you spot the acrobat?

More stencil work
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Did you see the other acrobat?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby thegazman » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:20 pm

formerly the auld tower bar rutherglen Main St
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Rucola » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:34 am

The Quarter Gill at the corner of Dumbarton Road and Hyndland St is apparently no more. Judging by the old frontage underneath, it used to be a hardware shop. Could someone who lives nearby get a picture? I didn't have my camera and it was dark last night when I saw it.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:01 pm

I don't live nearby , but here are some snaps:

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby JayKay » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:47 am

Rucola wrote:The Quarter Gill at the corner of Dumbarton Road and Hyndland St is apparently no more.


No doubt a result of the metric system.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:15 am

Anyone around the Finnieston area might wish to have a look at a sign in the row of shops directly across from Anderston Police Office. It appears to say West End somethingorother. I've tried to photograph it but to no avail. IT's as if there's two previous signs been exposed.
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Postby MungoDundas » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:46 pm

I think maybe it says
West End Fishmonger?

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Josef » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:54 pm

Is that the shop that used to have grouse hanging in the window (in season, presumably)?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:13 am

Ah, the famous grouse.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby dazza » Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:53 am

Is it McCallums, which has moved up onto Houldsworth Street?
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