THE Copartnership hitherto carried on by the Subscribers as Oil Manufacturers at Possil, near Glasgow, under the Firm of BAIN & DRUMMOND, has been DISSOLVED of this date by the Retirement of Mr Bain. Mr Drummond, who carries on the business under the same firm, will pay the debts due by, and is authorised to discharge the debts due to the old Firm. JOHN BAIN. PETER DRUMMOND.
Edinburgh Gazette, 17th October 1865
THE SHALE in the Estate of BARDOWIE is now to be LET, on Lease. The Paraffin Oil got from this shale is of excellent quality, and the estate is within six miles of Glasgow. Offers for a Lease will be received by J.B. Hamilton, Esquire of Leny, Callander, the Proprieter; or Messrs John & G.H. Geddes, Mining Engineers, Edinburgh.
Glasgow Herald, 17th October 1866
SHALE OIL WORKS AT LAMBHILL FOR SALE.
There will be exposed to Sale, within the Faculty Hall, St. George's Place, Glasgow, upon Wednesday the 25th September next at Two o'clock P.M. All and whole that plot or area of ground, Part of the Farm of Over Possil and Estate of Possil, lying on the Westside of the road leading from the Parish Road to the Forth and Clyde Canal, containing One acre rood and fifteen poles, together with the Shale Oil Works erected thereon. The Works have been recently erected at a cost of about £600 and contain 4 vertical retorts with Condensing Pipes, 10 Horizontal Retorts with Condensing Pipes, Steam Boiler, Boiler for holding Oil, Hutch Weighing Machine, Wood Shed , &c. Fea-duty, £16, 2s. 6d. To insure a sale, upset price, £150. For furtherparticulars apply to Messrs. George Wink & Son, Accountants, 175 West George Street, Glasgow; or to Smith Wright & Johnston, Writers 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow. Glasgow, 26th August 1867.
Glasgow Herald, 27th August 1867
THE PLANT and MATERIALS of the CRUDE OIL
WORK at LAMBHILL, belonging to the estate of Mr. Peter Drummond, for Sale Privately, comprising Ten Horizontal Retorts, with Condensing Pipes, by Mr. John Bell; Four Vertical Retorts, with Condensing Pipes, by Messrs Binnie & Co.; Steam Boiler, Boilers for Holding Oil; Hutch-Weighing Machine, Bricks, &c. &c. Apply George Wink & Sons, Accountants, Glasgow, who will receive offers until 1st November prox., 176 West George Street Glasgow, 22nd Oct. 1869.
Scotsman, 25th October 1869
J & R EDMISTON WILL sell in ONE or more Lots in the CITY SALEROOMS, 21 GORDON STREET, on WEDNESDAY, 17th NOVEMBER, at Twelve Noon, 10 Horizontal Retorts, with Condensing Pipes, by "Bell" of Wishaw; 4 Vertical Retorts, with Condensing Pipes, by "Bennie"; Small Steam Boiler with Connections, Steam-Boiler, Tank, Hutch Weighing Machine, Wooden Shed, &c. Recently Erected at a cost of about £800, as they now lie, near the Possil Road, adjoining Lambhill Bridge, where they may be seen at any time prior to Sale. GEORGE WINK & SON, C.A. J.& R. EDMISTON, Auctioneers. CITY SALEROOMS, 21 GORDON STREET, GLASGOW.
Scotsman, 15th November 1869
In the Glasgow and Paisley districts the Limestone Coal Group has been divided into (1) a lower sub-group (Garscadden) with only a few coals; and (2) an upper sub-group (Possil) with several valuable coal seams with which cannels and blackband ironstones are frequently associated.
Memoirs of the Geological Survey XXIV; Cannel coals, lignite and mineral oil in Scotland, 1922