Additions to Saracen Tool Works

M130 Additions to Saracen Tool Works

Address: East Campbell Street, Glasgow G1 5DT
Date: 1896–8; 1902–3
Client: Alexander Mathieson & Sons
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 M130 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 M130 has been extracted from the job books:

Phase 1: Addition, 1896–8

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Phase 2: Founding shop, 1902–3

Job book: 53061
Page: 253

Client: Alex. Mathieson & Sons

Measurer: no data in job book

Tenders:

Contractor Type Address Date Value Accepted
Robert Corbet & Son artificer no data in job book 9 September 1902 £531 18s 0d yes
John Paterson & Sons artificer no data in job book no data in job book no data in job book no
Robert Gilchrist & Sons artificer no data in job book no data in job book £467 0s 0d no
Donald Clerk & Sons iron West Campbell Street 9 September 1902 £227 7s 3d yes
Bladen & Co. iron 212 St Vincent Street no data in job book £267 1s 6d no
Moses McCulloch & Co. iron 168 Gallowgate no data in job book no data in job book 3 no
P. & R. Fleming iron 29 Argyle Street no data in job book £285 1s 2d no
J. & A. Law iron Rice Street Foundry, Port Dundas no data in job book £277 5s 2d no
Redpath Brown & Co. iron no data in job book no data in job book £225 17s 1d no

Payments (trades):

Name Type Payment out sum Measurer fee payments
Robert Corbet & Son artificer First installment: 21 April 1903
Final installment: 28 [May] 1903
£641 1s 6d
£8 8s 0d 4
Donald Clerk & Sons iron First installment: 13 April 1903
Final installment: 27 October 1903
£323 0s 0d
£2 8s 0d 5

Notes:

3: 'Returned with thanks.'

4: '½ measurer's fee.'

5: '½ measurer's fees.'