Euroyachts Clydeside Crane?

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Euroyachts Clydeside Crane?

Postby BTJustice » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:13 pm

Does anybody know whats happening to this wee crane (dont know what its called) now that the yacht shop has gone?
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Its such a cool thing and one of the only things in that bit of the Clyde that shows boats did use the river. Would be a shame to see it knocked down for flats or offices.

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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:15 pm

Did you see any shite at the bottom of the ladder? ::):
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Postby Pgcc93 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:31 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Did you see any shite at the bottom of the ladder? ::):


Trust me it landed straight in the water ::):

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We also found this jakey basturt washed up just below it ::):

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As for it's future word on the street is that it'll be re-housed at the new museum of transport but We'll have to wait and see.
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Postby Fossil » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:47 pm

That wee ladder hung over the Clyde btw
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Postby The_Clincher » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:13 pm

Great pics! :o
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Postby MungoDundas » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:58 pm

I'm sure somebody told it me it dates back to 1906?
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Re: Euroyachts Clydeside Crane?

Postby bigjohn » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:26 pm

I have it on good authority that Historic Scotland dismantled the crane and power supply and shipped it to Edinburgh for storage to be rebuilt god knows where and when!.
I have fond memories from around 93 of dangling underneath it in a speedboat while being launched into the clyde.
The electrical power supply for the crane came from a small brick building which remained after the sheds were demolished. I looked like a extract from a frankenstein film with open gate switches and amazingly "mercury vapour rectifiers" wiki it to see what i mean!.
I was also told that the glass spheres were smashed when moving the crane to storage and therefore this part of history is gone forever!

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Re: Euroyachts Clydeside Crane?

Postby Doorstop » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:03 am

Mercury vapour rectifiers ... it's been a fair few years since I've heard of one of those.
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Re: Euroyachts Clydeside Crane?

Postby BenCooper » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:20 pm

This crane was saved by the Clyde Heritage Trust - it was going to be scrapped, but they managed to rescue it and it's in storage at the moment. The plan is to create a museum of industry, science and technology in the old Howden's works on Scotland Street, and the crane will go there.
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