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George MacLellan and Co

From Graces Guide
1946.
1951.
May 1955. Sea-Esta Air Beds.
1958.

of Glasgow Rubber and Asbestos Works, Maryhill, Glasgow.

1873 'GLASGOW RUBBER WORKS
It may not be generally known that within the last year a manufacture which is practically new to Glasgow has been promisingly commenced, and that the Glasgow Rubber Works (Messrs George MacLellan Co. ) divide with the North British Works in Edinburgh the honour of representing Scotland in the production of mechanical India-rubber. Strictly speaking the Messrs MacLellan have only revived in Glasgow an industry originally founded by the late Mr Chas. Macintosh, inventor of the waterproof overcoat known throughout the world as "The Macintosh." In In 1819 Mr Macintosh, who was then engaged in the manufacture of cudbear in this city, arranged with the proprietors of the Glasgow Gas Works to receive their tar and ammoniacal products. After the separation of water, ammonia, and pitch, a residue of naphtha was obtained, and it occurred to him that it might be made of use as a solvent for India-rubber. Repeated experiments were necessary to obtain the mixtures of due consistency. At length Mr Macintosh procured a patent for waterproof processes, and established a manufactory in the city. After a time he removed to Manchester, where he assumed partners, and established the firm of Messrs Charles Macintosh & Co., now the largest of its kind in the world. Mr. Macintosh, however, confined himself while in Glasgow to the prodnotion, on a comparatively limited scale, of the lighter class of goods ; Messrs MacLellan, as we have said, manufacture mechanical India-rubber, which for all who make or sell machinery proves a valuable auxiliary in thousand different ways. The Glasgow Rubber Works are situated at Garscube Road, near Maryhill, and cover an acre of ground, another acre being reserved for future extensions. ......' [continues at length] [1]

1961 Turner Brothers Asbestos Co acquired stock, items of plant and the goodwill of George MacLellan and Co.


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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald - Tuesday 16 September 1873