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1930 Industrial Britain: Melville, Dundas and Whitson

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DESCRIPTION of Contracts completed or in course of completion illustrated by the following photographs are given hereunder: -

GEORGE V. BRIDGE OVER RIVER CLYDE. Reinforced Concrete Structure, faced with Granite, supported on concrete cylinders and spanning the River Clyde at Oswald Street, Glasgow. Width of the bridge, 8o ft. between parapets, two side spans 128 ft. 9 in. and one centre span 166 ft. o in.

REFUSE POWER WORKS, GOVAN, GLASGOW (Corporation of the City of Glasgow). All the constructional work in connection with this Contract, which is one of the largest and most up-to-date Refuse Power Works in the world.

BRIDGE OVER RIVER CLYDE AT HAMILTON. New Bridge being constructed between Hamilton and Motherwell, consisting of cylinder foundations, massive lintol beams faced with masonry; the roadway is80 ft. wide, and the three spans are 120 ft. each.

FACTORIES FOR Messrs. COURTAULDS, LTD., WOLVERHAMPTON. Melville, Dundas and Whitson carried out the complete construction in conncetion with the creation of these Units.

Contracts carried out by the firm include the following: -

Clyde Valley Ele6lrical Power Co. Water Intake and Discharge Works, Yoker.

Henry Ballantyne and Sons, Scotland. Reinforced Concrete Storage Tank (capacity, 3,500,000 gallons), Dams, Pump Houses and pipe line for Hydro-Electric Scheme, Walkerburn.

The Corporation of Glasgow. Road Bridge 80 ft. wide over River Cart.

The Corporation of Glasgow. Road Bridge 80 ft. wide over River Kelvin.

Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway Co. First Reinforced Concrete Railway Bridge constructed in Scotland to car, Railway Traffic.

James Younger, Reservoir at Denork, N. Andrews.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Lifeboat Station, Stromness, Orkney.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Lifeboat Station, Angle, Pembrokeshire.

Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Co., Ltd. Foundations for Slipways on River Clyde.

Wallace, Scott and Co., Ltd. Reinforced Concrete Work of Factory, Cathcart, Glasgow.

Anchor Line Steamship Co., Ltd., Glasgow. Buildings, Stores, Glasgow.

Alex. Stephen and Sons, Ltd., Linthouse. Buildings, Office, Glasgow.

The Corporation of Glasgow. Concrete Work, Municipal Buildings, Glasgow.

Sir Frederick Lobnitz, K.B.E. Buildings, Victory Baths, Renfrew.

Corporation Electricity Dept., Wolverhampton. Storage Bunkers, Wolverhampton.

The Distillers Co., Ltd. Concrete Work, Bonded Stores, Glasgow.

J. Dewar and Sons, Ltd. Piling Foundations and Reinforced Concrete Work, Bonded Stores, Perth.

John Haig and Co., Ltd. Buildings, Bonded Stores.

Glasgow University. Concrete Work, etc., New Arts Building.

A. Jack and Co., Ltd., Renfrewshire. Spinning Mills, Crosslee.

Royal Infirmary. Reinforced Concrete Work.

Glasgow Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. Reinforced Concrete Work.

Western Infirmary, Glasgow. Reinforced Concrete Work.

Royal Alexandra Infirm, Paisley. Reinforced Concrete Work.

Russell Clinic, Paisley. Reinforced Concrete Work.

John Lancaster, Esq. Colliery Work at Llandbradach and Cymtillery, S. Wales.

The Chemical and Insulating Co., Ltd., Darlington. Chemical Factory, Darlington.

Leith Dock Commissioners. Grain Warehouse, Leith Dock.

Dinmore Park Quarries, Ltd. Storage Bunkers, N. Wales.

Union Bank Buildings, Glasgow. Reinforced Concrete Work

MELVILLE, DUNDAS WHITSON arc also actively engaged in the development of centrifugally moulded concrete pipes, and the three Partners are Directors of the Moir Buchanan Centrifugal Processes Ltd., who hold World Rights for Moir Buchanan Patents.

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