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Edinburgh, Dundee Street, North British Rubber Company Works View over Union Canal basin

SC 590231

Description Edinburgh, Dundee Street, North British Rubber Company Works View over Union Canal basin

Date 15/2/1967

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 590231

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Castle Mills, Gilmore Park, Edinburgh This large complex had its origin in a silk mill built in the early 19th century. This was acquired in 1856 by the North British Rubber Co, an American concern founded to use Charles Goodyear's patent for vulcanising rubber, and greatly extended. This shows the mills from the west, looking along the Union Canal. The original silk mill is in the middle of the nearer range. The red and white brick building beyond is the largest of the extensions. The canal provided cooling water. The business moved out to Newbridge in the late 1960s, and the buildings seen here were demolished and replaced by a new mechanised brewery built for Scottish Brewers. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H67/159/2B

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/590231

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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

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