Winders - 1905
with acknowledgement to Siemens Transmission & Distribution Ltd., and to Phil
Mackie, Orpington, Kent, England.
Bruce Peebles Ltd
Bruce Peebles' Winders - 1905
The photograph above has been
reproduced from a copy of 'BP News', a Bruce Peebles
publication. Thank you to Phil Mackie, Orpington, Kent, England, for providing the photo.
The caption on the photo
"Do you remember?
Mr W Smith, an old Peebleian and now Senior
Partner with Smith & Co, Carlisle, who recently visited the works with
delegates of the AMEME handed us the photograph which, we think may
interest our readers.
We can recognise the following, but no doubt there are some among
you who can do better.
- . - , J Rentoul, D Whitton, G Happer, Shimmon, -
MIDDLE ROW: Carnie,
R Lamb, P Buckley, B Clark, - , - , -
FRONT ROW: -,
W Smith, D Hopton, J Hart, McCascal, W Mackie -. -, -"
Phil Mackie, who sent me this
photo, tells me that he believes that W Mackie in the bottom row may be
one of his relatives.
Bruce Peebles' Transformer
Bruce Peebles manufactured
transformers in their factory at East Pilton, Edinburgh. Hence, the
need for winders (above).
Here is one of their
transformers about to be transported from their factory.
Thank you to George Jones who
read my comment above and wrote:
"You show a photo of winders from Bruce
Peebles dated 1905 and in another photo of a transformer heading for
Huddersfield you state that this was the need for winders.
Since Bruce Peebles didn't start making
transformers until 1925, I think that you will find that the winders were
armature winders employed in the winding of electric motors and
George Jones, North Edinburgh, May 29, 2008
George Jones wrote
Bruce Peebles' Winders
"This photo was of interest to me as I served my apprenticeship as
an armature winder with Bruce Peebles / Parsons Peebles.
I still live in Edinburgh, about a mile from
where the Pilton factory stood. Unfortunately, I don't get to work
in the trade now. Parsons Peebles now operates from Rosyth in Fife,
manufacturing and repairing motors and generators."
George Jones, North Edinburgh, June 5, 2008
Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada
Tom Jones Jones wrote
Bruce Peebles' Winders
"This photo caught my attention. Then
when I read a comment from someone who would appear to be my brother,
George Jones, it became intriguing.
I also served my apprenticeship in Bruce
Peebles, as a turner. I also no longer practice it."
Tom Jones, Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada:
February 1, 2009