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Report - William Paton Ltd., Johnstone - Documents - Oct 2008

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by BenCooper, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. BenCooper

    BenCooper Mr Boombastic
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    To copy and paste from the description on my last report:

    Returning to a site with someone else is always interesting - especially this time as Rosie has a knack for sniffing out things I've missed. In a small office we found the mother lode - a huge pile of old plans, paperwork and documents going back over a century. We photographed a lot, tidied up a bit, and then explored the rest of the mill again.

    First a purchases ledger - there were stacks of these:


    A plan of the river and the millrace:


    One of the engineers' notebooks:


    A lovely big wiring diagram:


    An urgent telegram:


    Some beautiful blueprints:


    A samples book - showing the settings that were programmed into the looms:


    A big set of boiler plans:


    Some 1905 plans:


    Wandering about the rest of the mill:


    Found some crates of the mill's products:


    Got a good view from the sales offices:


    The documentation really would be of interest to a museum or something - interestingly, there was a tie-in to another of my explores, as there was some paperwork from Howden's Engineering, quoting for supplying some turbines.

    As usual, there are loads more pictures in my Flickr set.

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