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Perth, 1 Mill Street, Pullar's Dyeworks, Interior View showing Ruston and Hornsby 3 cylinder generator engine

SC 591664

Description Perth, 1 Mill Street, Pullar's Dyeworks, Interior View showing Ruston and Hornsby 3 cylinder generator engine

Date 7/10/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 591664

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Pullar's Dyeworks, 1 Mill Street, Perth (Perth and Kinross council area) Robert Pullar's Perth Dyeworks was the largest works of its kind in 19th century Scotland. It came to offer a service to domestic customers which included laundry, dyeing of made up clothing and carpets, dry cleaning and carpet beating. This view shows part of the works power station, with a Ruston and Hornsby three-cylinder vertical diesel generating set, producing direct-current electricity for the old motors in the works. There is a similar but larger set in the background. The centralised service offered by Pullars, who had branches in many parts of Scotland, all sending orders to Perth, fell out of favour from the 1960s, and the works closed in the 1980s. It is now being converted into local government offices. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H66/92/1B

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/591664

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