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Bayne & Duckett

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Bayne & Duckett

A photograph of Bayne & Duckett’s boot and shoe warehouse at the corner of Brunswick Street and Wilson Street, from a booklet issued by the firm to commemorate its opening in 1928. The six-storey building's steel framework was faced with red sandstone and had a floor space of 25,000 square feet. It was the fourth extension added to the original warehouse (which appears on the right).

Bayne & Duckett was founded in 1858 by Edinburgh shoe maker Christopher Bayne and Northamptonshire boot maker William Duckett, who decided to set up a joint venture in Glasgow. The business prospered by catering for a demand for a greater variety of footwear, through the use of commercial travellers and the opening of branch shops. By 1936, when a limited company was formed, there were thirty-five Bayne & Duckett shops in Scotland and England, and wholesale turnover had increased thirty-fold since 1888.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 685.31 BAY

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

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