Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby RDR » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:36 pm

I'm near the Anderson Longwell (or Anderson Strathclyde) works in Flemington, Motherwell.
As was suggested the company no longer trades but the works are still there.
It has been broken up into lots of small business units, using the original buildings, including a cafe on site.
Easy enough to access if anyone wanted to.
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Penman Boilers

Postby cell » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:06 pm

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The Glasgow firm of Penman & Co, boilermakers, Caledonian Iron Works, was established around 1870 and by 1900 occupied a three-acre site at its Caledonian Iron Works in Strathclyde Street, Bridgeton (built 1889). The firm was incorporated in 1907 and from 1920 was owned by Babcock & Wilcox. It specialised in land boilers, which were exported worldwide.
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/93 ... ironworks/
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At least one of the buildings is still there and can be seen on GE
http://g.co/maps/3jyzh
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Re: Penman Boilers

Postby Josef » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:31 pm

cell wrote:At least one of the buildings is still there and can be seen on GE.


Yes, we passed this on an HG walk a month or two back. I've a notion I have some photos - I'll have a look.

Thanks for that, Cell. I doubt I'd have known any of that otherwise.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Godsgift » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:55 pm

Great post and I see the Caley mentioned (Caledonian Railway)! Glasgow shipped steam engines all over the world from works in Springburn, Pollockshields and Govanhill amongst others. Even here in the west of Ireland this little narrow gague engine , "The Slieve Callan, built in Glasgow is about all that's left of the West Clare Railway.

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And below is the turntable now in use in the National Railway Museum in York.

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Mori » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:44 pm

Item 2

6th March 2012

Commemorative Plaque Guide

Purpose of Report:
To inform Committee of the preparation of a Commemorative Plaque Guide for
the City.

Recommendations:
That Committee notes the preparation of the Commemorative Plaque Guide.

1. BACKGROUND
1.1 Plaques commemorate people, events and famous landmarks and buildings
in Glasgow. They are often used as an integral element of wider
Architectural or Heritage Trails, many of which exist around the City (e.g.
Merchant City, Govan or Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson).
1.2 A number of different styles materials in Glasgow including bronze, painted,
brass, stone and aluminium. These plaques are traditionally applied to
buildings and many examples can be seen throughout the city.
1.3 From time to time, people/organisations make suggestions for the erection
of commemorative plaques on, for example, buildings or the pavement
where:
    notable people were born, lived or worked; or
    an event or incident of important international, national or local
significance occurred
2. COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE GUIDE
2.1 A Commemorative Plaque Guide has been produced by the Planning
Service in conjunction with the Marketing Board which provides useful
information to parties suggesting the erection of a plaque. It addresses:
the criteria which will be used to determine whether the

    person/place/building/event are worthy of commemorating through the
    erection of a plaque;
    how plaques can be financed;
    the installation and maintenance of plaques;
    and obtaining planning permission for plaques.

2.2 Subject to Committee agreement, the Guide will be made available on the
Council’s website.
3. SERVICE IMPLICATIONS
Financial: None.
Legal: None.
Personnel: None.
Environmental: It is hoped that the guide will help facilitate the delivery of
an improved understanding of the City’s cultural heritage.
Service Plan: Contributes to Council Key Objective GCC 4 Building a
prosperous city and DRS Service Objective 3. Develop and
deliver value added projects and initiatives.
Sustainable
Procurement
and Article 19: None
4. RECOMMENDATIONS
That Committee notes the preparation of the Commemorative Plaque
Guide.
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Re: Penman Boilers

Postby RDR » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:11 am

cell wrote:Image
The Glasgow firm of Penman & Co, boilermakers, Caledonian Iron Works, was established around 1870 and by 1900 occupied a three-acre site at its Caledonian Iron Works in Strathclyde Street, Bridgeton (built 1889). The firm was incorporated in 1907 and from 1920 was owned by Babcock & Wilcox. It specialised in land boilers, which were exported worldwide.
http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/93 ... ironworks/
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Photographs by JR Hume
At least one of the buildings is still there and can be seen on GE
http://g.co/maps/3jyzh


Idle thought, but is that Penman & co any relation to the Penman Engineers in Dumfries who build specalist vehicles for the MoD and emergency services?
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:48 pm

RDR, I did have a look but couldn't find any connection, given the type of boilers that Penman produced I would think it is unlikely that they made the leap to military vehicles.

Godsgift, I like the John Boyd plate, thanks for posting that, it's not a company I'd heard of before, I've got some Cochran plates who by coincidence still do make boilers in Annan Dumfries, I'll look them out.

http://www.cochran.co.uk/
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:57 pm

Here is another William Arrol plate on one of their swing bridges which is still working, it is at Peterhead Harbour and was built in 1953 to replace an old existing bridge. It looks to be a similar design to the one on the Cart at Renfrew, but much smaller. I believe it fell out of use at some time but was refurbished and reopened in 1998. It is only down twice a day in the morning and lunch time for a relatively short time, which I found out by nearly getting stuck on the wrong side from my car when it started to open when I was taking pictures!
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:41 pm

cell wrote:RDR, I did have a look but couldn't find any connection, given the type of boilers that Penman produced I would think it is unlikely that they made the leap to military vehicles.

Godsgift, I like the John Boyd plate, thanks for posting that, it's not a company I'd heard of before, I've got some Cochran plates who by coincidence still do make boilers in Annan Dumfries, I'll look them out.

http://www.cochran.co.uk/


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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby BTJustice » Thu May 10, 2012 9:19 pm

From the glasshouses in Queens park;

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sat May 12, 2012 3:32 pm

BTJustice wrote:From the glasshouses in Queens park;

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Nice one Dave, a quick google threw up this from Robert Pool's excellent collection
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/5363161339/
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby norman mcnamee » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:29 pm

I recognise some of those names on the plates
Here was me thinking I was the only guy who took photos of name plates, well in my case name plates from A & J Mains where I served my time
All of the Mains plates I have photographed have been on farm buildings in the country side, my fellow hill walkers think I am a little bit daft

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Get them posted Norrie, I always like to see a nice plate!
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby norman mcnamee » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:29 pm

Hi Cell, Ok but it will take some time, all the plates are the same for the Haysheds
I do have an unused one that was on fences from the 60s? ,I will get a shot of it, IF I can find it in my garage

Do you want to see the haysheds that I have photographed?
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:24 am

Always good to see a bit of context so stick a sample of the barns up, but don’t turn the thread into farmers weekly! I didn’t realise that they made farm buildings but it makes sense given the type of structures they were producing.

http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/springburn/springgir/springgirmai.htm

This is a bit confusing, as far as I can see Gala bingo is on the Clydesdale Iron Works site which is on Hawthorn st, so was there another site? And if so where was it? Where did you work Norrie?

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=55.887&lon=-4.25067&layers=B000000000FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

This shows the Clydesdale Iron Works site beside the famous Saracen Foundry.(move the horizontal slider at the top to get the Google satellite view)

As you worked there, can you shed any light on this plate? Any idea what it might have been from and what was being exported to Nairobi and Calcutta?

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