Industry & Commerce - bronze statue group Kelvin Way Bridge
High Definition photography of statue representing "Industry" from the "Industry & Commerce" group of bronze Statues at Kelvin Way Bridge in Glasgow's West End.
Here we see a young man, most likely a steel worker, with sledge hammer, delicately stabilised by one finger to indicate efficiency and strength. Around the figure, anvils, chains and heavy machine parts to show the multitude of equipment used in the manufacturing from iron, bronze and steel and indeed, the manufactured goods themselves.
The advent of the The steam engine marked massive opportunities for Glasgow to expand its heavy industry.Between 1844 and 1963. By 1926 Glasgow was at the forefront of ship building in the UK.
Industry & Commerce - bronze statue group Kelvin Way Bridge with a touch of Autumn frost.
Architect: Alexander Beith McDonald (1847-1915).
Sculptor: Paul Raphael Montford (1868-1938).
Foundry: A B Burton, Thames Ditton.
Benno Schotz (1891-1984) and
Morris Singer & Co Ltd, Thames Ditton.
Location: Kelvin Way Bridge, Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow.
Date executed: 1914-26.
Date repaired: 1951.
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