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French Street   
          French Street was firstly known as Papillom Street after Mr Pierre Jacques Papillon, a chemist from Rouen in France
. In 1785 George MacIntosh invited him over to superintend the Turkey Red dyeing establishment, they setup Dalmarnock Works, later remnamed Barrowfield with David Dale and this became the first Turkey Red Works.

In 1805 they sold to Henry Monteith who already posessed a Turkey Red factory in Bridgeton & Blantrye. By 1823 they could produce 224 handkerchiefs every ten minutes and exported most of them to Europe
( Henry Monteith 1764-1848 was one of Glasgow's major cotton manufacturers, a Lord Provost of Glasgow and Tory MP )


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