| A car factory in Hozier
This 1905 photo depicts the Argyll Motor cars en route from
Hozier Street to a railway goods yard.
The Hozier Engineering Company was founded in 1899 by Mr Alexander Govan
& Mr.W.A.Smith to make the Argyll motor cars.
||By 1904, the Hozier Street factory was
working nightshifts to produce between 20 and 25 cars per week. Despite
this large output demand exceeded supply and the company claimed to have
£100,000 worth of orders outstanding.
Larger premises were required.
|The company outgrew the premises
in Bridgeton and relocated to Alexandria to a purpose built factory in
1905. The Hozier Engineering Co. was liquidated and a new firm, Argyll
Motors Ltd formed
Old Glesga Dustbin lorry
...........or as youse folk
across the waater call them 'refuse collectors'
Which is a very good name tae call them, cause here in Glesga they often
refuse tae collect yer rubbish!
Glaswegian Harry Davidson wrote
to tell me that " the vehicle is a Garrett type GTZ. 40 odd of
them were built at Leiceston in England and worked double shifted [day &
night] from 1928 to 1964. Quite a remarkable feat for what was Edwardian
engineering. They are unique to Glasgow. Birmingham Leeds and Hackney had
some but not on the Glasgow system. The city was far ahead of its time. In
1928 it generated the electricity by incinerating the rubbish at Govan RPW
to charge the 80 odd [2.5 ton] batteries that powered he fleet."