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View from WNW showing machine shop (formerly mill).

SC 733631

Description View from WNW showing machine shop (formerly mill).

Date 15/7/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 733631

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Douglas Fraser Works (Westburn Foundry), Orchard Street, Arbroath, Angus Arbroath was second only to Dundee as the principal industrial centre in Angus. Its principal industry was for many years the making of sailcloth and flax canvas, but it also had a notable engineering industry, as well as its renowned fishing and boatbuilding trades. This shows the north end of the easternmost part of this large engineering works, which is split into three sections by a road and by the main railway line form Arbroath to Aberdeen. This section was probably originally a flax mill, The middle of the interior had been carved out to form an atrium. The Westburn Foundry was established in the 19th century by Douglas Fraser & Sons, and originally made machinery for the flax and jute trades. By 1970 it had become the property of Giddings & Lewis Fraser Ltd, and was making machine tools. Most of the works closed in 1993. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/32/2


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 733631) View from WNW showing machine shop (formerly mill).

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