Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Cardinal Winning
Cardinal Winning

The ICI Building
The ICI Building

John Buchanan & Bros

Mitchell Library, Stratten's Glasgow

*Open in New Window
John Buchanan & Bros

The confectionery firm of John Buchanan & Bros was founded in 1858 by John Buchanan and his brothers Andrew and Alexander. Early success brought a need for larger premises and in 1869 the firm moved to this large new factory in Stewart Street, Cowcaddens.

The firm prospered, extending the factory and adding jam and sweets to its range of products. New machinery increased productivity and demand rose as prices fell. Vast amounts of fruit and sugar were imported and jam and confectionery were exported worldwide. At its height, the factory employed over 1,000 men and women.

The firm was one of the first in Scotland to employ female administrative staff.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC f 914.1435 STR

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

Buchanan's Confectionery Works, confectioners, jam, John Buchanan & Bros, sugar, sweets, women

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 0 images in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options