The white building were originally built as part of the Coventry Ordnance Works Clyde outpost. After WW1 it was sold to Belfast-bassed shipbuilder Harland and Wolff who converte it into a facility for building diesel engines. H&W already owned a large shipyard at Govan and held controlling stakes in other Clyde shipyards - prominently A & J Inglis, D & W Henderson, Cairds at Greenock. There Finnieston engine works at Anderston Quay produced steam engines - it was adjacent to the long establised David Brown engine building works. Later the Works was used by Albion. The red buildings on the left formed pat of Mechans Scotstoun Iron Works - this firm produced auxilliary equipment for the Clydes shipyards - prominently lifeboats and the once familiar brass encased engineroom and berthing telegraph systems
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Photo taken in Renfrewshire, UK
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