COX BROTHERS v BINNING & SON
In this action the pursuers, merchants and commission agents in Liverpool sued Binning & Son, coal-tar and petroleum distillers, Blochairn, near Glasgow...
Scotsman, 20th December 1867
GLASGOW- NUISANCE REMOVAL CASE
Yesterday Sheriff Bell pronounced decision in an action at the instance of the Barony Parochial Board, Glasgow, as Local Authority under the Public Health (Scotland) Act 1862, against R. Binning & Sons, paraffin oil and coal-gas distillers, Blochairn Chemical Works. The petitioners set forth that an effluvia, offensive and injurious to health, was emitted by the works of Messrs. Binning, and asked his Lordship to ordain the respondents to discontinue the nuisance complained of.
Scotsman, 3rd December 1870
FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD at the BLOCHAIRN CHEMICAL WORKS, GARNGAD HILL ROAD, GLASGOW on WEDNESDAY, 12TH FEBRUARY 1873, at One o’clock P.M., The MACHINERY and PLANT of the PARAFFIN OIL WORK, known as the “THE BLOCHAIRN CHEMICAL WORKS” carried on for some time by Robert Binning & Son, consisting of
Ten M.I. Stills with Worms, Furnaces, &c.; Five Malleable Iron Condensers for do,; Saddle-shaped Egg-end, and Cylinder Boiler, with and without connections; Two Cast-Iron Stills; 30-cwt. Derrick Crane, Crank Overhead Steam-Engine. 7-inch Cylinder, 14-inch stroke, with Fly-Wheel, Crank, Shaft, and Connections; Five Steam Hydraulic and Oil Pumps; Shafting, Gearing and Belting. Circular and Square Agitators; Iron Tanks; California Pumps; Zinc and Wooden-lined Tanks; Large Quality Cast and Malleable Iron Pipes, from 1-inch to 3-inch, with connections; Cast-iron and Brass Cocks and Valves; Lead Pipe; Four Carts and Butts; Iron Barrow; Boggies; Malleable and Cast-Iron Scraps; Oil Drums from 5 to 20 Gallons; Three Drum Presses and Connections; Bramah Press, with Connections, by A & P Steven; Galvanised Coolers; Capital Lorry; Weighing Machine, Office Furniture, &c.
The GROUND on which the Works stand will be SOLD by Private Bargain. It is outwith the Municipal Boundary, and lies immediately East of Blochairn Iron Works, and it extends to Three Acres Two Roods and Four Poles. It adjoins the Banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal, the intervening Ground being held on Lease by the Proprietors. Feu-duty, £105, 16s. 10d. AN OMNIBUS will leave the Exchange, Queen Street at a Quarter to One on 12th FEBRUARY, and Convey Purchasers to Blochairn. Catalogues of the Machinery and Plant will be Furnished by Mr. ROBERT BINNING, Clippens Shale Oil Company.
Scotsman, 10th February 1873
THE CLIPPENS SHALE OIL COMPANY
Paraffin Oil Manufacturers. Bloclairn, near Glasgow.
Our works are situated on the banks of the Monkland Canal. Employ 130 hands. Rateable value of works 405l. Obtain supply of water from the canal, and consume about 10,000,000 gallons yearly. Use yearly 21,000 tons of bituminous shale, 500 tons of sulphuric and other acid, and 200 tons of caustic soda. Produce crude paraffin, 150 tons ; lubricating oil, 130,000 gallons; illuminating oil, 400,000 gallons.
The condensed water separated from the tar after removal of naphtha is evaporated. The spent sulphuric acid, and the spent caustic soda, and tarry matter, after first and second purifying processes are recovered, and the tar is burnt. The other liquid refuse produced flows into the stream. The spent shale is deposited in heaps near the pits. Use steam, 25 nominal horse-power. Consume yearly 8,000 tons of coal, the ashes from which are deposited in heaps. The excrements of our workpeople are carted away and used for manure.
Have no suggestions to offer.
From Report on the Pollution of Scotch Rivers to the Rivers Pollution Commissioners, 1873