Monday, 23 November 2015

Calcott Brothers Manufacturers

Calcott Bros. Ltd., Far Gosford Street

Established in 1885. Made bicycles in 1886 and moved here in 1896.
Built motorcycles in 1905 and in
1913 they began manufacturing motorcars until 1924
when the company was taken over by Singer.

I am hoping that the window on the left will 
qualify for Monday Mural.  Here is a closer look below.
I do like these historical windows.

This Renaissance-style exterior has always caught my eye.
It is red brick with cream terracotta.
The company offices faced the road here.  The factory complex was
to the rear.  The building is now used for student accommodation.

Below is a clever sign in the shape of a
Calcott radiator which tells the whole story.  You will
need to click on image to enlarge.

So there you have it - 
Calcott Bros. Ltd.

Participating in MONDAY MURAL


Marleen said...

A building with an impressive history. The mural is wonderful!

RedPat said...

It is a wonderful old building! And a good mural.

Tom said...

What a gorgeous building!

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful building and i too love those historical windows!

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful and appealing building!

Lowell said...

That building is, by our standards, quite old. What does the Singer company do? Other than make sewing machines...oh, wait, wasn't there a Singer car at one time?

Fun60 said...

Buildings like this fascinate me. So pleased that you showed us details like the radiator shaped information plaque.

Cloudia said...

I adore this era of manufacturing! Fine building



Petrea Burchard said...

Such a pretty building.

LOLfromPasa said...

Thanks again for your comments.

Lowell - The 'Singer' I'm referring to is a motor manufacturing company. I've added a link now which explains more. Thanks for the question.

Lowell said...

Hi Lauren...thanks for the link. That is all so interesting. Who knew this? And then the company became part of Chrysler! I had no idea they made cars for so many years.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

J'adore the window 'mural' Lauren. Talk about full circle, bikes, motorcycles, cars... And then right back to sewing machines :)

cieldequimper said...

The building is in great shape!

Halcyon said...

So much beautiful architecture.

Linda said...

Neat building! Love that window mural.

Liz said...

Great building!