Robert Nish, Bread and Biscuit Baker, 522, Gallowgate Street, 50, Duncan Street, and 15, Marlborough Street.ó
Few tradesmen fill a more important role in the daily life of a great community than the baker. In this connection one of the most prominent men in Glasgow is Mr. Robert Nish, the well-known bread and biscuit baker.
The biscuit bakery is situated in the Gallowgate ; the bread bakery, which has just been rebuilt, is in every respect a model, and is situated at the Marlborough Street address, and is of very spacious extent. The premises are rectangular in shape, stand on an area of 6,000 square feet, and have a covered courtyard attached. The principal sides of the bakery are bounded by Marlborough Street and Duncan Street, and, in an architectural sense, are attractive and, locally speaking, conspicuous. On the north side of the quadrangle there is a building of three storeys, of which the two upper are utilised as flour stores, and the ground one is the bakery proper. The storage part can accommodate from 4,000 to 5,000 bags, amongst which are to be found the finest brands of Hungarian, British, and American flour. The walls of the barm-house are lined with white enamelled bricks, which are impervious to damp, and can be and are kept spotless clean. Here the ferment is prepared in a scientific manner, and with proper regard to every sanitary arrangement. The sponge is prepared in approved fashion in the bakery. The kneading is done by machinery, and is accomplished more perfectly than if it were performed by hand, and in a much cleaner and quicker manner. The walls of the bakery are seventeen feet high, and are lined from top to bottom with glazed bricks and tiles ; the ceiling is supported by iron pillars, is covered with white enamelled iron in panels, and the floor is of Caithness pavement. Along one side of the bakery there are eight very large ovens built on the most scientific principles, and over them is a series of windows by which the temperature of the interior of the bakery can to a certain extent be regulated. An Otto gas engine supplies the motive power, and the whole establishment is without doubt one of the most complete, clean, and perfect in the bakery trade in Scotland, or even the United Kingdom. The stables furnish first-class accommodation for sixteen horses, which are fully employed in delivering the firmís bread and biscuits all over the city and suburbs.
This business, during its long career of sixty years, has always been noted for supplying pure and wholesome bread and biscuits, and at no period of its existence has it enjoyed a higher reputation than it does at present. Mr. Nish is a capable and energetic man of business of high integrity, and deservedly popular in private, public, and commercial life.
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