Stevenson & Cheyne

engineering works

Beside the Water of Leith, Bonnington, Edinburgh

Coffee Break  -  1993

 Edinburgh at Work  - Stevenson & Cheyne

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs.    Please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                   Photograph taken February 18, 1993

 

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   Edinburgh at Work  - Stevenson & Cheyne, Bonnington, Edinburgh

 

Stevenson & Cheyne

Engineering Works

Coffee Break

One of the workers settles down with his coffee and newspaper, as the other, wearing the traditional headgear of a welder, white spots on red, practises playing the chanter for his  bagpipes.

Here is another photograph taken during the same coffee break:

Edinburgh at Work  -  Stevenson & Cheyne, Bonnington, Edinburgh 

and here a worker uses his home-made sword to heat his bacon roll at the brazier:

Edinburgh at Work  -  Stevenson & Cheyne, Bonnington, Edinburgh 

These  photos were taken on a cold February morning at Stevenson & Cheyne's works.

 

 

Stevenson & Cheyne

Engineering Works

Old Machinery

Here are three large pieces of equipment, stored against one of the walls in Stevenson & Cheyne's engineering works.  One of these had been built in Leeds in 1865 and was still in use in 1992.  It was a 'slotter', used for making grooves in metal.

Looking at the maker's name on the right-hand machine, it appears that the machine is upside down!

 

Stevenson & Cheyne

Edinburgh at Work

     

 

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