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Bruce Peebles Ltd
Edinburgh

Winders  -  1905

Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh  -  Winders, 1905

  Reproduced 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 reads:

"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.

BACK ROW:       - .  - , 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.

Transformer delivery from Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh to Huddersfield, Yorkshire

CORRECTION

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 generators."

George Jones, North Edinburgh,  May 29, 2008

 

Recollections

1.

George Jones

North Edinburgh

George Jones wrote

Bruce Peebles' Winders

   Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh  -  Winders, 1905

"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

 

Recollections

2.

Tom Jones

Mississauga, Peel, Ontario, Canada

Tom Jones Jones wrote

Bruce Peebles' Winders

   Bruce Peebles, Edinburgh  -  Winders, 1905

"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

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks