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Detail of entrance doorway with municipal coat of arms above. Municipal Buildings, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank.

SC 696506

Description Detail of entrance doorway with municipal coat of arms above. Municipal Buildings, 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank.

Date 1904

Collection Bedford Lemere and Company

Catalogue Number SC 696506

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of BL 18581/B

Scope and Content Main Entrance, Clydebank Municipal Buildings, No 49 Dumbarton Road, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire Clydebank Municipal Buildings were designed in 1900-2 by James Miller as a civic monument for the rapidly expanding and economically successful burgh of Clydebank. The building was photographed in 1904 by the photographer, Harry Bedford Lemere. The entrance gate has a pediment carved with cherubs, two of which wear the winged hat of Mercury, the symbol of the skill of engineering, and support a shield bearing a sewing-machine and a ship, both symbols of the great industries of the burgh. Clydebank became a burgh in 1886, and quickly established two rapidly developing industries, the United States-based Singer sewing machine factory, and the shipyards along the River Clyde. Both industries remained enormously successful until the 1970s. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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