Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:02 pm

Thanks to Anorak for the 1878 Post Office directory info, through this I found the Bellahouston Foundry marked on the 1882 Bartholomew Post Office map (also on 1888 and 1891 maps). It seems Vermont street originally extended further along into the Clutha works and the Foundry was at the extreme west end. The buildings shown at the same location on the 1892-94 OS map are titled Plantation Foundry and have a different layout, so probably the site was reconfigured after Smith and Naysmith ceased to exist but still used as a foundry. Although the foundry was directly adjacent to the Clutha works (P&W Maclellens) it was a separate company operated by William Moses and Co. then taken over by James Walker when Moses went out of business in 1913, the foundry is marked as disused on the 1934 map.

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby norman mcnamee » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:52 pm

Hi Cell, thanks for doing a bit of digging and answering my question

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:23 pm

Here are some odds and sods that I’ve acquired recently, as always any info you can add would be gratefully received.

North British Lifting & Moving Appliance Co Ltd, Glasgow, I don’t know much about this company they seem to have been a manufacturer/wholesaler of lifting equipment such as light cranes, hoists blocks & tackle etc, their offices were at 88 Cadogan st
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Matthew Wylie & Co Ltd, Glasgow, manufacturer of woodworking machines, Robert Pool has an advert from this company on flicker for a combination spindle and surface sandpapering machine. Their works were at 81-83 Portman Street in Kinning Park.
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Henry Willis & Sons Ltd, A church organ builder who are still going, not sure if they ever manufactured in Glasgow but the organ in Glasgow Cathedral is one of theirs.
http://www.willis-organs.com/
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John M Henderson & Co Ltd, Engineers originally of Aberdeen but now manufacturing in Arbroath, still going strong having made a variety of equipment over the years but now concentrating on coke oven machinery which is commonly used in steel works.
http://www.johnmhenderson.co.uk/en/company/
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North British Loco Co, this is a boiler test plate from the Queens Park works. Obviously it’s from an LNER loco but I’m sure someone could track down the exact one from the builder's no.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby norman mcnamee » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:31 pm

Rottenrow, 26th January 2014

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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:57 pm

Meadowcrofts, Blackburn, Glasgow and Birmingham. I’m looking for some help with this one, I’ve no idea what a “Matchless” Automatic was, when it was made or where in Glasgow they were based. The sequence of locations implies that Glasgow was not their head office and it could be that there was no actual manufacture there, perhaps only repairs, service or just agents.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:53 pm

I would guess the 'Automatic' is as in 'automatic lathe', but it is just a guess.
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby RDR » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:18 pm

There were Matchless motorcycles many years ago
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby penguinmonkey » Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:09 am

Unfortunately Matchless Motorcycles were manufactured in London so that idea is out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matchless
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby cell » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:44 pm

It’s about 16” long so defiantly too big for a motor bike, could be a lathe but it would have to be a big one. I’ve just found a reference to a Meadowcrofts in Blackburn who were a mineral water machinery manufacturer, so that’s the leading contender at the moment, but I’d like to know more about the Glasgow connection and when it might date from. I’d love it to be off an Irn Bru bottling machine!

This link has a couple of adverts for the company
http://www.arthur-edge.com/b-and-b/index.htm
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Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Postby MungoDundas » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:50 pm

Evening,

Not the right place true, but I'm beat by the 'search' function, so ...


Wondered if anyone could point me in right direction ?

Have been asked to find some background information about;
J Charters Electrical Engineers of Glasgow about 1900s.

Manufactured a 100 Volt 50 Amp Generator that is now
in the Pearns Steam World museum in Tasmania.

Any guidance would be welcomed.

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