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Glasgow, Singer Works, Industrial Dept General View

SC 512744

Description Glasgow, Singer Works, Industrial Dept General View

Date 1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 512744

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 ceiling-mounted motor driving a lineshaft to power a group of machines. Note the overhead power supply to this motor, and 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 H78/18/9

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/512744

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

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