Additions and alterations to Mavor & Coulson Engineering Works

M217 Additions and alterations to Mavor & Coulson Engineering Works

Address: 47, Broad Street (between Brook Street and King Street), Glasgow
Date: 1902–4; 1905–6: 1911–16
Client: Mavor & Coulson, Electrical Engineers
Authorship: Authorship category 4 (Office) (Office)

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The job books of Honeyman & Keppie (later Honeyman, Keppie & Mackintosh) are now held by The Hunterian, University of Glasgow and include four volumes related to the Mackintosh period. The books were used by the firm to keep a project-by-project, day-by-day record of contractors, suppliers and expenditure. The name of a project and/or client is usually at the top of the left-hand page, followed by information about tradesmen who tendered. The name of the measurer (quantity surveyor) is usually at the top of the right-hand page, followed by information about payments to contractors and suppliers. All of the data for M217 is entered in the tables below.

Page numbering is not consistent in the job books. Sometimes a single number refers to a double-page spread and sometimes each page is individually numbered. Here, each image of a double-page spread is identified by the number given at the top of the left-hand page. (Images of all of the pages from the four job books can be found at Browse Job Books, Visit Book and Cash Book.)

The following information about M217 has been extracted from the job books:

Phase 1: New Pattern House, 1902–4

Job book: 53062
Page: 12

Client: Mavor & Coulson

Measurer: Douglas, Hunter & Whitson

Tenders:

Contractor Type Address Date Value Accepted
Robert Corbet & Son artificer 23 Onslow Drive no data in job book £123 11s 7d yes
(1 December 1902)
Robert Gilchrist & Son artificer 30 New Street, Calton no data in job book £103 0s 4d no
Bell Hornsby & Co. artificer 176 Pollokshaws Road no data in job book £153 0s 0d no
Daniel McCallum artificer Bothwell Street no data in job book £122 7s 0d no
James Grant artificer Pitt Street no data in job book £143 6s 0d no
George Laird & Son artificer Bridgeton no data in job book £118 2s 0d no
Alex Findlay & Co. steel work Motherwell no data in job book £61 14s 8d no
Clark & Co. steel work 92 Wellington Street no data in job book £48 1s 4d no
A. J. Main & Co. Ltd steel work Possilpark no data in job book £37 0s 0d no
Bladen & Co. steel work 212 St Vincent Street no data in job book £37 3s 11d yes
(1 December 1902)
Motherwell Bridge Co. Ltd steel work Motherwell no data in job book £65 4s 6d no

Payments (trades):

Name Type Payment out sum Measurer fee payments
Robert Corbet & Son artificer Payment date: 28 March 1904
£190 1s 6d 1
£2 12s 6d
Bladen & Co. steel work First installment: 28 January 1903
Final installment: March [1904]
£70 7s 4d
15s 9d

Measurer fee payment: £6 16s 6d (28 March 1904)

Phase 2: Struts for machine-shop roof, 1905

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Phase 3: Stengthening of supports to hoist machinery no. 3 building, 1905–6

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Phase 4: Proposed Strong Room, 1911

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Phase 5: Strong Room, 1911–12

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Phase 6: Extension to fitting shop, 1912–14

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Phase 7: Repairs at North West building, 1913–14

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Phase 8: Work at Pattern Store, Old Buildings at Broad Street, 1913–14

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Phase 9: Alterations on Old Mill, 1915–16

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Notes:

1: 'size of pattern house increased'. 'Robt Corbet & Son board over gate 18s 2d'