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#405831 - 4th May 2010 9:33pm Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather
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guess what this place was

Always makes me think of the morlocks in the film Time machine


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#405841 - 4th May 2010 10:11pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: derekdwc]
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Tannery ??

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#405842 - 4th May 2010 10:12pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: ]
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Sorry, I've changed my mind. It's Bert's Hodge Factory !!!

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#405854 - 4th May 2010 11:37pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: ]
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neither
was in Birkenhead and have been told during the war they made aspic for pies

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#405855 - 4th May 2010 11:46pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: derekdwc]
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#405856 - 4th May 2010 11:48pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: diggingdeeper]
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no
also I think some their stuff went into cosmetics

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#405857 - 4th May 2010 11:53pm Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: derekdwc]
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It must be some place where meat was processed - aspic is made from gelatin which is produced from rendering meat and bone.

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#405858 - 5th May 2010 12:08am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: Roslynmuse]
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good thinking
it was Thomson Brothers

eventually became a glue works and bought by British leather
which was next door and sandwiched between the tannery and the abattoir


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#405863 - 5th May 2010 6:39am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: ]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Sorry, I've changed my mind. It's Bert's Hodge Factory !!!



Unfortunately Pinz its still Bandy's Hodge Factory, i did put in a hostile bid but he beat me back, but i am buying up plenty of shares and hope to have control soon.

I can well remember using the old animal glues, having to heat it up first before it was any good. The old saying about sending the horses to the glue factory springs to mind, they also used bones from other livestock, cows, fish etc. This is where the bones from the Rag and Bone man ended up. This type of glue when heated use to stink to high heaven.
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#405865 - 5th May 2010 8:56am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: bert1]
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Sorry Bert. Was confused (nowt new)and I had almost finished the 10yr old Tobermory !! Was also a bit jittery after a call from my brokers telling me to sell my shares in Heckmondwyke Hodge & Tripe Manufacturing Associates. Someone is buying them at inflated prices !!!

Back on topic (ish). The last time I used the melted-down horse glue stuff, it was in those two-part cast iron melting pots in school woodwork lessons. What a stink !!!

For those who haven't smelled the stuff, imagine several politicians and several bankers in a small room with no ventilation on a hot day ! (Mmmmm... maybe not that bad though)

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#405870 - 5th May 2010 9:28am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: ]
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My dad had one of those glue pots. He always called it Scotch glue; anyone else heard it called that?
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#405871 - 5th May 2010 9:37am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: chriskay]
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A old bloke in lairds called it that Chris, in the moldloft, though Scotch was the manufacture of it, they still sell glue products now, scotch tape springs to mind.
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#405872 - 5th May 2010 9:46am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: bert1]
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One of the things I remember my Grandad saying was about when they used glue from bones and how it used to STINK.
Was it any good?
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#405873 - 5th May 2010 9:55am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: DavidB]
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I remember it being ok as long as you used another fixer with it, i.e. nails, it was fine in joints. Nowhere near as good as the glues on the market today.
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#405878 - 5th May 2010 10:24am Re: Thomson Brothers - glue works - British leather [Re: bert1]
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A lot of the bad smells going past the tannery were due to Thomson Bros - especially the one that smelt like bad eggs.

re pic of British Leather building next was a large shed bought from Camell Lairds and Thomsons was next to that going towards Camell Lairds main gate

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