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Smith and Naysmith

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of Bellahouston Ironworks, Glasgow

1880 Advertisement: 'BELLAHOUSTON IRON-WORKS, VERMONT STREET, PAISLEY ROAD WITH SIDING FROM GLASGOW AND PAISLEY JOINT RAILWAY,
To be Sold, by Public Roup, within the Faculty Hall, Saint George's Place, Glasgow. on Wednesday the 25th day of February, 1880, at 2 o'clock p.m., in One Lot (unless previously disposed of by Private Bargain).
The GROUND, BUILDINGS, HERITABLE and MOVABLE MACHINERY in connection with the above Works, occupied by Smith & Naysmith, Boiler Makers and Iron Bridge Builders.
The Ground extends to 8994 Square Yards.
The Erections, which only cover a part of the Building Areas, are well suited for the business of Boiler Makers and Contrators in Iron Work. The Machinery is of modern construction, and consists of High-pressure Engine and Boiler, Patent Multiple Drill with separate Steam Power, Patent Steam Riveting Machine, Punching and Shearing Machines, Planing Machines, Bending Rollers, Steam and hand Cranes, &c., &c.'[1]

1899 Death Notice: 'NAYSMITH - At Rosebery Place, Clydebank, on the 23d inst., after a lingering illness, James Naysmith, foreman boilermaker with the Clydebank Engineering and Shipbuilding Company (Limited), and late partner with the firm of Smith & Naysmith, Bellahouston Ironworks; deeply regretted.'[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. Glasgow Herald, 25 February 1880
  2. Glasgow Herald, 25 November 1899