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Macfarlane's Castings

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Macfarlane's Castings

An example of a bath sold by Walter Macfarlane & Co, made at the Saracen Foundry, Possilpark. The illustration is from the firm's catalogue published in 1911, where the bath was advertised as having a sea green vitreous enamelled inside, and a painted outside with colour decoration.

A full specification is given elsewhere in this section of the catalogue, which also included sinks and wash-hand basins "for dwellings, public institutions, passenger vessels, &c." As market leaders in the field, Macfarlane's advised customers "Please insert in specification 'To be Macfarlane's castings, from Saracen Foundry, Glasgow,' to prevent an inferior article being supplied."

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f672.2506541443 MCF

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
baths, cast iron, foundries, iron founders, ornamental ironwork, Saracen Foundry, trade catalogues, Walter Macfarlane & Co



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