Edinburgh at Work - 1990s

Speedspools

Monotype hot metal printers, Gayfield Place Lane, Edinburgh

 

1992 - 1994

   Edinburgh at work  -  Speedspools - monotype printers

1992

Printing Press

Edinburgh at work  -  Speedspools - monotype printers

Illustration from 1939 book

Monotype Keyboard and Caster

Edinburgh at work  -  Speedspools - monotype printers

1994

Monotype Keyboard

Edinburgh at work  -  Speedspools - monotype printers

1992

Monotype Caster

 

Speedspools

In the early 1990, when I took these photos, there were only two hot metal printers left in Edinburgh.   They were:

-  Speedspools (who used monotype equipment)

-  Baker & Claremont (who used linotype equipment.

Both firms have since closed down, and houses have been built on the site of the Speedspools works at Gayfield Place Lane.

 

 

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Edinburgh at Work

   Photograph of people at work in Burton's Biscuit Factory  -  with 'Edinburgh at Work' title

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   Carnoustie Castings

      

     

 

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