Aerial View of

United Wire Works

Granton

An early aerial view of United Wire Works, Granton

An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Simmons Aerofilms Ltd (who took this photograph),
  United Wire Works (who used it on a postcard) and Malcolm Cant (who provided a copy of the postcard)

 

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    An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

See a later aerial view

  An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

 

Aerial View of United Wire Works, Granton

Location

The site where United Wire Works was built lies about a quarter of a mile inland, to the SW of Granton Harbour.  

The area was occupied almost entirely by industry when this photograph was taken with buildings belonging to United Wire Works, storage tanks and railways.

Industry

The only housing is on the short street leading from the bottom-right corner of the picture to the entrance to United Wire Works. 

The rectangular  building at the top of this street (under the word 'Films' on the watermark) was the former Madelvic Car Factory.

A Madelvic '5-wheel' electric car  built at Granton, 1898-1900

The factory later to become part of United Wire Works and is now (in 2006) being used as offices by Edinburgh Waterfront Development.

Postcard Back

This aerial view was used on the front of a postcard produced for United Wire Works.  Here is the back of the postcard.

 The back of a photograph showing an aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

A Later Postcard

Here is a later version of the same postcard with United Wire Works' buildings occupying an even greater proportion of the land.

 An aerial view of United Wire Works, off West Granton Road, SW of Granton Harbour

Please e-mail me to let me know if you can estimate the dates of these two aerial views.

Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs

 

Madelvic Car Factory

United Wire Works

Granton

Granton Harbour

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