Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1886 Edinburgh International Exhibition

From Graces Guide

Held at West Meadow Pleasure Park and enclosed over 26 acres, with raised buildings over an area of 7 acres, a portion of which buildings will remain permanent as a memorial of the undertaking. They were filled with a vast collection of objects drawn from the wide domains of industry, science, and art. [1]

Designed by J. Burnet and Sons, architects, and Mr. Charles C. Lindsay, C.E., of Glasgow. The cost of the buildings to their designs was about £30,000[2]


A series of detailed articles was published in The Engineer:




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