Identification longshot/Talking Point Number 27

  Brumas 20:59 15 Sep 2007

All that is printed on the back of this ‘Frankenstein’s Laboratory’ is
“Tech coll. Glasgow” in copy ink pencil.

I was debating as to whether or not I would put this on as it is a bit specialised, hence the delay (not a bad excuse – a terrible one!)

click here

  Bingalau 21:04 15 Sep 2007

Blinkin' eck! Brumas, I think you have cracked it yourself again in your opening line. I like the big clock, but is that a big spider on the far wall lying on the cross beam? Must put it into Photoshop and have a better look close up. The FE will identify the machines no doubt.

  Bingalau 21:15 15 Sep 2007

Just had a look closer and my spider looks like a hoist of some kind. lots of belt driven machines which remind me of old guillotines, or presses of some kind. I'm going for a cup of cocoa and an early night you have given me a headache. (not used to thinking).

  cycoze 21:27 15 Sep 2007

I wonder maybe if it has something to do with John Brown engineering at Clydebank shipyard.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:36 15 Sep 2007

Seems to be a set up for the testing of DC electrical machines, both motors and generators.

If a Tech College then its a lab for the investigation of machine characteristics.

  bluto1 21:44 15 Sep 2007

Are they our answer, or equipment to make an answer possible, to Enigma?

  Brumas 22:08 15 Sep 2007

The more I scrutinise this the more baffled I become!
I cropped a more detailed part of the postcard and scanned at a higher resolution.

click here

There seems to be a heck of a lot of light bulbs - bluto1 if this is/was our answer all I can say is that we had a lot of luck wat back then!

  Brumas 22:10 15 Sep 2007

Way back then even!

  Forum Editor 00:02 16 Sep 2007

a laboratory for teaching electrical engineering, isn't it?

  wiz-king 08:13 16 Sep 2007

That bank of light bulbs could be the load resistors for testing the 'tram' controllers for the local council, Glasgow had some unusual trams at one time.
Mind you some of the equipment would not look out of place in a modern 'power' lab.

  Brumas 22:28 16 Sep 2007

'bump' for the night shift!

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