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Clydebank, Singer's Works, Industrial Dept View of belt-driven machinery

SC 512712

Description Clydebank, Singer's Works, Industrial Dept View of belt-driven machinery

Date 1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 512712

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Singer Sewing Machine Factory, Kilbowie Road, Clydebank, Dunbartonshire This factory was transferred from Bridgeton, Glasgow to a canal-side site, in 1882, and quickly became the largest sewing-machine factory in the world. There were two sections, one making domestic, and the other industrial, sewing machines. This view shows a group of belt-driven machine tools in the Industrial Department. This group was driven by a ceiling-mounted electric motor. Note the reinforced-concrete construction of the building. The works closed soon after this photograph was taken, and the buildings were demolished. The site is now a business park. The Singer company introduced mass-production into Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/17/14


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) Papers of John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 512712) Clydebank, Singer's Works, Industrial Dept View of belt-driven machinery

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