Robert Paul, Camlachie Glass Bottle Works.—
Amongst the many large industrial establishments which contribute so materially to the commercial prosperity of this city and district, the well-known Glass Bottle Works of Mr. Robert Paul, at Camlachie, have for many years occupied a most influential position. Established in 1872, the business has kept pace with the rapid development of this industry.
The works occupy fully an acre of ground, principally covered with large buildings. Some idea of the extent of the operations carried on may be gathered from the fact that upwards of one hundred and twenty workmen are constantly employed, and six hundred gross of bottles, such as are used by wine, spirit, and beer merchants, are turned out weekly. There are large warehouses and stores, also a spacious suite of well-appointed offices and counting-house.
A large staff of clerks, correspondents, and assistants are employed. The firm send out several energetic travellers, covering the whole of Scotland. Mr. Paul is the inventor and patentee of a regenerative gas furnace which works two kinds of “metal”, black and white, and is in use in the works, being the only one of the kind in the country. The business throughout is conducted with marked ability, energy, and enterprise.
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