Does anybody know anything about this place??

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Does anybody know anything about this place??

Postby mrsam » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:00 pm

I saw this bucket(?) in Dorset. What can people tell me about the Hamiltons factory

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Postby Fossil » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:02 pm

no idea but nice find 8)

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Postby scallopboy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:29 pm

I never knew Possil Park was for the Polish or maybe it was built by them. :wink: Did you have Dorset clotted cream teas? I love clotted cream teas and also clotted cream ice cream.

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Postby My Kitten » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:10 pm

Asked around the family and they have no idea either. Never heard of them, and goggle came up with knowt after a quick search. Good find, and definately more searching needed.
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Postby viceroy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:41 pm

According to John R. Hume's 'Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow' there was a Possil Park Paint Works in Bardowie Street Possilpark, built in 1902 for A.H. Hamilton, oil and paint manufacturers. Since the polish was likely to have been an oil based product I think that it is quite probable that it was made by this firm. Unfortunately the entry in the book doesn't give any more information other than to state that the works were badly damaged by fire in 1967.
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Postby onyirtodd » Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:51 pm

"Miss Ogden, Lancaster.-Try . Shell Brand Floor
Polish. The makers are Messrs. Archibald H. Hamilton
and CO , Possilpark Paint Works, Glasgow, but you
can obtain it through the leading oil and colour shops."

from http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUM ... ch1905.pdf
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:10 pm

The building which viceroy reffered to. Looking a wee bit scorched :? Image
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Postby mrsam » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:56 pm

scallopboy wrote::wink: Did you have Dorset clotted cream teas? I love clotted cream teas and also clotted cream ice cream.

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Intersting info Many thanks to all concerned 8O :) 8)

Please carry on doing more digging

Sam

P.S. no clotted cream butt lots of alcohol and good food.

P.S.S. what's wie ra picture Scallopboy
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Postby scallopboy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:43 pm

mrsam wrote:P.S.S. what's wie ra picture Scallopboy


That's Action Man with eagle eyes that had the wee lever at the back of his head to move the eyes left and right.
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Postby DVF » Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:40 pm

Just a thought, how did Hamiltonhill get it's name?
The hill goes up and down.
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Re: Does anybody know anything about this place??

Postby JOHNADAM » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:56 pm

I was trying to discover what became of the firm Archibald H Hamilton when I came across your page. My Father was a rep for this company covering the southern part of the country for many years until 1945 when, due to the retirement of Archie Hamilton he was made Managing Director.
I saw from your page that someone had posted a picture of a bucket , asking for information. Unfortunately I could not see the picture but going by what I was reading it sounded very much like the buckets in which floor polish was despatched. The buckets were straight sided and contained 5 gallons of floor polish. This polish was chiefly used in hospital and poorlaw institutions. The firm also made paints mainly again for hospitals and places such as gasworks etc.
The trademark for the firm was a scallop shell and the paints and polishes were marketed under the name of "Shell Brand" for many years until the advent of Shell petroleum when, according to Father, Archie was approached by the petrol company who wished to buy the name. As I say this is what Father told me so I cannot vouch for its accuracy other to say that Hamilton products no longer went under that name.
Father retired in the mid to late nineteen fifties when the firm was still in Bardowie Street so my knowledge ends there, but I would be interested in knowing what happened thereafter.
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Re: Does anybody know anything about this place??

Postby robertpool » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:48 pm

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