Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby dimairt » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:04 pm

Corner of Lawrence St and Elie St. Hyndland.

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby rabmania » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:53 am

West Nile/Nelson Mandela Place
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby dazza » Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:34 pm

Maison Dorelle at the corner of Park Rd and Gt. Western Rd.

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby rabmania » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:22 pm

dazza wrote:Maison Dorelle at the corner of Park Rd and Gt. Western Rd.

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was just about to post pics taken tonight, yours is better!
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby dimairt » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:46 am

Took this one today too.

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby dimairt » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:49 am

Hope it's a new coffee shop , there's hardly any in the area.

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby 407gwr » Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:16 pm

Hello,

We're the new occupier for 407 Great Western Road (Maison Dorelle). The signs are beautiful, they're on very thick board and use gold flake and a layer of wax to seal the sign. We think they're 1890s-1910s, but haven't been able to find anything on the company. One passerby said she remembers the shop back in the 1960s as a very upmarket clothing shop.
It's certainly been a lot of things since - the sign board on top of this had many layers of paint on it!
The shutters on the shop (there were also shutters IN the shop) were put on in 1993 when it became a gun shop.

After much debating, we've decided to cover up the old sign boards and seal them from the weather. We were looking at keeping them up and trying to let them co-exist with our branding, but we couldn't visualise it working. But they're not being painted over or removed.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

Postby dazza » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:31 pm

407gwr wrote:We think they're 1890s-1910s, but haven't been able to find anything on the company.


The shop doesn't appear in the Glasgow Post Office Directory until 1929. The revealed signage appears to date from the 50s or early-mid 60s.
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