Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Josef » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:56 pm

Well found, Cell.

Maybe they were as per the current street recycling bins - a small opening for adding to the contents, and a larger lid for retrieving the contents?
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Socceroo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:59 pm

Josef wrote:Well found, Cell.

Maybe they were as per the current street recycling bins - a small opening for adding to the contents, and a larger lid for retrieving the contents?


Dung Traps that's what I was told years ago. It's where the horse and pony dung was put until collected later. I have seen a photo somewhere of a Cleansing Man with a shaped scoop which was used for cleaning out theTraps.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby My Kitten » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:02 pm

Socceroo wrote:shaped scoop which was used for cleaning out theTraps.


mind boggles at thinking what the shit scoop looks like
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:05 pm

Thanks for that - now that I know the purpose I cannot recall where I have seen them. :oops:
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sun May 09, 2010 2:17 pm

Henry Lees, does anyone have any information on this company such as where their works were, what products did they make or when they ceased trading? All I can find is a reference to “coaling plant” which I presume is equipment for moving large amounts of coal at railway yards, power stations and docks etc.

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby mrsam » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:49 pm

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cell wrote:someone told me recently that the roof of Queen St station was by PW MacLellan so there must be a plate some where around there, has anyone a picture or know where it was?



I Know 8) ...
Tis on the the giant fanlight above burgerking. Also found Central's plate but have promptly forgotten where.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Josef » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:58 pm

Well done, that man.

A stirling effort.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:29 pm

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:55 am

Well found Mr Sam!
Now go and get that Central one!!!
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:37 pm

Two Glasgow plates and the related equipment from the Lyness naval base on Hoy in Orkney

Butters Brothers on a small crane
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Wilson Boilermakers Lilybank, on some oil fired boilers used to generate steam for heating and pumping fuel oil for the Navy. I’d never heard of this company but they seem to have been a significant concern and were part of the John Thompson group. Their works seem to have been in the east end but I don’t know where or if there is anything left now.http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/John_Thompson_(Wilson_Boilers)
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:16 pm

The works were in Lilybank.

Bounded by Maukinfauld Road, Glenshee Street, Glenisla Street. A rail spur ran from Wilson's via Dunning Street to the Glasgow Central Line

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:33 pm

Thanks Dexter, it looks like that area is all new houses now, so I guess there is no trace of the works left.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Lucky Poet » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:40 pm

Queen Mary Avenue railway bridge (alongside, uh, Cathcart Road) - James Goodwin & Co., Iron Founders & Bridge Builders, Motherwell, 1885:
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West Street railway bridge - Alexander Findlay & Co., Parkneuk Bridgeworks, Motherwell, 1904:
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:12 pm

Nice ones LP!
Slightly older one from Alexander Findlay which I found in Perth station
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Two small ones from Glasgow, Malcolm & Allan ltd and John Daziel & Sons, which I can find no more information apart from what is on the plates. I would appreciate it if anyone can shed any light on what they produced and any dates.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:59 pm

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Here is one from a company still in existence, D & J Tullis has long history making machine tools and industrial laundry equipment. They were established in 1891 in Parkhead but moved to Clydebank for larger premises, where they took over the Kilbowie Ironworks site. In 1961 they were taken over and became part of the Manlove Tullis Group and although they later sold the Ironworks site, which now forms part of the Clydebank Shopping Centre, they still have a site in Clydebank Buisness Park

One of their early slogans was "Don't kill the wife - let us do the dirty work"! which has to be one of the cleverest advertising slogans I’ve heard for a while.
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