Author Topic: James Mackie & Sons  (Read 1001696 times)

Bellevuelooker

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6210 on: November 05, 2018, 05:58:26 PM »
Demo of the excellent Devlieg Jigmil

Mackie had a total of 5 of these 1 x 36 ,4 x 48,

https://youtu.be/WcfV_99ecxQ

eric60

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6211 on: November 07, 2018, 07:46:43 PM »
Has any one ever worked in Mackies out there I did my apprenticeship there.

eric60

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6212 on: November 07, 2018, 07:47:14 PM »
Yes my dad worked in Jackie’s as a machinist until he retired

Bellevuelooker

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6213 on: November 07, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Jackies is a Butchers up the Shankill?

Was it some kind of slicing machine ???

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6214 on: November 26, 2018, 01:15:46 PM »
from 1966 to 1970  i worked in payroll and remember taking the pay packets to the various 'shops' and giving them out  they were packed so as you could check the amount. the notes were sticking out of the packet and the change could be checked through the clear part.... we had to be accurate and very fast and work out all the notes coins and balance correctly    i learned a lot there about payroll and  it all enabled me to move to London at age 19 and get a good job. i blushed all the time and was so shy  I begged my boss Jimmy 'Sharpe net to send me and I promised him that  I would work every saturday morning for him stamping the National Insurance cards as no one wanted to do it   he agreed and i never had to do it again  recently I met an old friend from Mackies and he said he remembered me and he guys whistling and me blushing   they did it on purpose  to all the girls.. happy days great colleagues and good memories

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6215 on: December 01, 2018, 01:47:38 PM »
Although I only spent a few years working for James Mackie Ltd, most of which was spent overseas, I thought Mackies was ok, certainly no worse than any other Employer.   :)
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