VALUABLE PREMISES FOR SALE - DICKSON CANDLE COMPANY.
Suitable for candle works, oil refinery, chemical manure, candle, or other manufactory. The premises have been recently erected and used for candle making but can be adapted for other purposes. There is ample house accommodation (one of the buildings being 170'long and 34' wide). Two steam boilers, three pumping engines, and 72 large lead lined tanks, (holding 60 tons), 2 first class stills, paraffin refinery and appliances. There is a good supply of water and a railway siding belonging to and leading into the works for loading and unloading thus saving all cartage. The ground consists of 4 acres and there are 4 new cottages for workmen. There is complete candle machinery as well as accommodation and plant for tallow making which has been extensively and profitably carried on. Apply at Dickson Candle Company (Ltd.), Loanhead any day between 10 and 3 o'clock.
Scotsman, 30th April 1881
WANTED, Cooper; one accustomed to repair casks preferred.—Handasyde, Brydone, & Co. Eldin Oil Works, Loanhead
Edinburgh Evening News 26th September 1884
LOANHEAD – To Sell or Let, in whole or part, that splendid stone-built FACTORY, lately occupied by the Dickson Candle Company, Edgefield, suitable for any kind of works. No restrictions. Would do for a laundry, Glue Works, or Dairy. Two large steam boilers, plenty Water, four acres of Ground and Railway Siding. Also adjoining, Four Cottages, Office, Stable, && c. - Apply 9 Semple St. Edinburgh
The Glasgow Herald, 11th April 1885
Creditors of HANDASYDE, GILL, & Co., oil distillers, refiners and merchants, Eldin Oil Works, Loanhead, will receive a dividend 18th December in the Chambers of R.C. Millar, 56 George St, Edinburgh.
Scotsman, 5th November 1890