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Report - William Cook & Son, Glasgow File & Saw Works, Dec 2014

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by dweeb, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. dweeb

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    Turkey Cat and I, along with a non member decided to do something a little different this Christmas. On boxing day we bundled into Turk's shiny new motor and headed up to Glasgow. It was never going to be a ground-breaking exploring trip, just a casual mooch around some well known sites, some picture taking and a heavy night out on the town.

    After said heavy night in "Propoganda", where we danced like dick heads to the music of our youth, we headed for the traditional Mc Donald's breakfast. As we pulled in the car park, I noticed we were next to a fabulous looking works, complete with iron windows, a ghost advert, and most importantly a boarded up door. I went to investigate whilst food was purchased.

    I really didn't expect what we found. The works is very similar to George Barnsley, completely unmodernised and looking about the same as it would have done 50 - 100 years ago. Line shafts complete with various styles of wheels and pulleys, ancient benches and machinery, fireplaces and signage in situ, all still sitting there under hanging enamel shades thick with the dust of the ages...

    One of the best sights was the remains of grinding benches, very similar to those in George Barnsley, and something I doubted I would ever get to see when I first started exploring all those years ago. It just shows that places like this, although harder to find nowadays are still sat there.


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  2. Oxygen Thief

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    THAT is an amazing find, how come we never saw it before ?
     
  3. dweeb

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    I have no idea...! I'm amazed Ben Cooper missed it!
     
  4. Oxygen Thief

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    Yeah I know. Funny for it to just come on the radar after all this time.

    Just goes to show though, there's still some amazing stuff to find.
     
  5. WildBoyz

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    Fantastic find, really like that.
     
  6. jST

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    Man... that loft is absolutely superb. Top stuff.
     
  7. drhowser

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    I absolutely love this kind of thing. Any idea how long it's been sat for?
     
  8. The Lone Ranger

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    Very nice dweeb, interesting place and great pics too :thumb
     
  9. dweeb

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    Hard to say, I think that loft has been sat idle for many many years, there was nothing modern up there at all really...
     
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    Good shots mate and 10 extra points for getting Turk out. :)
     
  11. TranKmasT

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    I've changed a lot of mains cutouts in my time and it's surprising how much the vary. Haven't seen one like this before, proper vintage.

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    Nice explore. As you say very G Barnsleyesque.
     
  12. Camera Shy

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    Very nice indeed :thumb

    As you say very George Barnsley"s look a like
     
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    Damm new i should have gone when i had the chance…excellent work mate.
     
  15. pantomime horse

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    outstanding find. never heard of this place before
     
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