Miller & Co

Foundry

London Road, Edinburgh

 

Recollections

1.

Michael Clarkson

Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland

In the 1990s, I took a series of photos of people at work in Edinburgh.  Unfortunately, by the time I got to Miller's Foundry in London Road, the company had closed so I was only able to take a few photos of buildings that remained.

These buildings have all since been demolished, apart from the frontage that faces onto London Road, and a shopping centre has been built where the foundry once stood.

London Road Foundry wall being demolished to make way for Meadowbank Retail Park  -  1996 

So it was interesting to receive an email from Michael Clarkson in March 2010 telling me about some of the products that the foundry made and enclosing the two photos below.  Please click on the thumbnail images below to enlarge them and to read more about the products.

Michael wrote:

Miler's Foundry

"I served my engineering apprenticeship in 1959-64 with Millers at London Road, Edinburgh.  Here is a photo of the type of high quality product that the company made.

8 Roll Stack
Weighing 133 tons

Product produced by Miller & Co's foundry, London Road, Edinburgh  -  8 Roll Stack weighing 133 tons

"Here is one of the lathes used by the company to turn the rollers from their cast state.  This was one of many machines built by Craven Brothers, Manchester.  It was not, by any means, the largest!

Lathe at Miller & Co.

One of the Lathes used by Miller & Co's foundry, London Road, Edinburgh

Michael Clarkson, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland:  March 31, 2012

 

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