Zincspelters. Stephen Adam. 1877-80. The Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow. Click on image to enlarge it.

An “industrial concern [in Maryhill] was the nearby factory producing zinc, and this too was owned by Swan, and is represented in the panel, The Spelter Workers. This was a highly polluting concern and could have been one of the reasons why Swan moved from his mansion Colina, which lay near the Kelvin Dock, to suburban Maryhill Park. The brick wall of the former spelter works is still partly visible beside the Kelvin Dock. — Ian R. Mitchell

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Gossman, Lionel. “Stephen Adam’s Celebration of Industrial Labor.” Victorian Web.

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