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Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby escotregen » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:09 pm

Appreciate that it's not truly 'Glasgow' but an awful lot of Glasgow people did work at the Singers factory in Clydebank. Researchers working on a project called “After the Factory” want to interview people who worked in the sewing machine factory that closed in 1980.

Anyone who is interested in sharing their memories of the factory should email arts-afterthefactory@glasgow.ac.uk or phone Andrew Graham (at West Dunbartonshire Council) on 01389 772149.

(Would also be nice if such folks could share their, or their family's, stories here.)
https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_642641_en.html
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Soulier » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:18 am

My grandma used to work at the Singers factory in Clydebank. I don't know anything else apart from that fact though, sadly.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby banjo » Thu May 09, 2019 5:35 pm

S I N G E R. :evil:
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby escotregen » Thu May 09, 2019 6:49 pm

Singer, Singers, whatever. It's all from the same hymn sheet... BTW was a great hour long documentary on it on UK terrestial BBC1 last night.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby robertpool » Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:23 am

I designed The Singer Manufacturing Company corporate tartan ..... l know ..i'm a man of useless talents ::):
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Henrysix » Mon Nov 30, 2020 1:02 pm

Fairs Fair worth shouting about
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby banjo » Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:44 am

agreed,well done to you sir.may I ask what colours are incorporated in the design.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby banjo » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:37 am

note to doorstop,got your message my friend and all is tickety boo sir.note to Robert poole,got yours as well and I'm in Davidson.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:21 pm

This is true! A wee wifie in my congregation told me she used to come out of her front door in Alderman Road and look at the time on the SINGER clock.

I told her most folks bought watches or wall clocks!
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Henrysix » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:41 am

But see her side of it think of the savings she made on batteries or electricity, I should have married a woman like that
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby banjo » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:09 pm

my grandparents lived in that end of alderman rd 485 to be precise and it would be almost two miles to the singer clock as the crow flies so she must have had some eyesight.the clockhands were made into presentation ashtrays.i would have thought this to be an old wives tale had I not seen one myself as part of an exhibition in the clydebank library.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Henrysix » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Two miles is a long way but she could have been visually aided with a telescope and liked her carrots, I like to think it could be true.
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby robertpool » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:12 am

After six months and a choice of 10 designs this is the one they finally settled on. Singer Tartan can be found here: https://live.staticflickr.com/551/31200 ... 633476.jpg
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby Henrysix » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:40 pm

No had!
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Re: Singer Factory Clydebank

Postby banjo » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:28 pm

oh yes I do like that one Robert.good choice my surname does not merit a tartan.boo hoo. :cry:
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