Falconer & Co.
Falconer & Co., Shopfitters, 20, Dixon Street.—
Among the different branches of industry that are more or less connected with the building trade, there are few so important as that of shopfitting. The success of most establishments in all branches of trade depends upon the style in which premises are fitted. Many first-class firms devote their attention to shopfitting as a speciality, and among these one of the most prominent in Glasgow is that widely known under the title of Messrs. Falconer & Co. The business was established in 1870, at 62, Jamaica Street, whence it was removed in 1882, in order to meet the requirements of a largely increased trade.
The premises now occupied consist of offices, warehouses, &c. The works are at 13, Eglinton Street, and comprise spacious and well-fitted workshops where a large staff of skilled hands are engaged. The firm have exercised exceptional care in the selection of the hands, who have been chosen from among the most skilled and experienced, in order to ensure the execution of the best work. This is absolutely necessary, because the attention of the proprietor is directed specially to fitting up jewellers’ establishments, and in these first-class work is indispensable. Both in style and in workmanship the firm excels, and has gained a widespread reputation for elegance of design, superiority of material, and high-class finish. Many large contracts have been very successfully carried out, and greatly tended to enhance the credit of the firm.
A very large amount of work is done in manufacturing air-tight glass showcases, jewel-cases, &c., while a very important feature of the business is connected with the construction of plate-chests, in which the firm are renowned for strength and durability. This firm have supplied many of the principal exhibitors in the exhibition of this year, among whom we may mention the names of D. G. Howat & Co., muslin manufacturers ; James Lumsden and Sons, wholesale stationers ; William Whyte & Sons, clay-pipe manufacturers ; D. & J. Macdonald, tobacco manufacturers ; Robin & Houston, soap and candle manufacturers ; John Turnbull & Son, photographers in the Fine Art Section, and many others.
One reason for the great success that has been achieved by this firm may be found in the fact that Mr. Patrick Falconer (who founded the business, and who is the sole proprietor) exercises very careful personal supervision over every branch of the work, and is thus enabled to ensure every order being executed in the best possible style. A very large business is done not only in the immediate locality of Glasgow but throughout the whole of the country. The firm’s operations have been conducted with exceptional energy and ability in every department.
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