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Billy Fish

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6240 on: May 19, 2019, 09:31:16 AM »
Billy when I moved to australia in 1977 my first interview was in a textile factory and to my surprise all the machines were from the card shop in mackies.i didn't get the job because I knew more about the machines than the guy who was interviewing me.

Seemed a bit short sighted of them. Obviously he saw you as a threat to his position. As my Uncle used to tell me, 'once a Mackie Man, always a Mackie Man'. Ex Mackie Men to be found, all over the world.  :)
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« Reply #6241 on: May 20, 2019, 07:22:53 PM »
When the guy who owned the factory heard who I worked for he asked me to come in right away . It took me about an hour to get there and his leading hand was doing the interview. He said the owner had gone home sick.when I said I had helped to build the mark 1s and 2s they had he said the job had been taken and they didn't need anyone. Which I thought was a bit Suss.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6242 on: May 20, 2019, 10:38:28 PM »
Did you know the difference between your "workers" and your "strippers" ;)

Workers worked and strippers.....well, worked as well. Lol  :D
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6243 on: May 21, 2019, 09:59:46 PM »
A man who liked his own way, by all accounts. He did nothing for Mackies apart from trying to line his own pockets, by all accounts. ::)

In other words - a narcissist. But then, so was Looney Billy.
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6244 on: May 25, 2019, 11:16:25 PM »
my wife worked for years on the switchboard

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6245 on: May 28, 2019, 07:19:51 AM »
Can anyone remember George Stephenson. Lived in Britannic Street. Worked at Mackies from 64-65 as a Machinist. Returned and worked from 64-65 as a Engineering Inspector-Fitter Inspector. This time living up the Donegall Pass.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6246 on: June 14, 2019, 12:24:48 PM »
Hi
The Plastics Historical Society is hoping to undertake an oral history project dealing in part, with people working in the plastics industry in Northern Ireland in times gone by.
Can anyone give me some ideas where to start? Anyone interested in recording their memories?
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6247 on: June 23, 2019, 08:18:10 PM »
just seen the name j addis that would have been my uncle joe xx

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6248 on: June 23, 2019, 08:21:02 PM »
just seen the name j addis on the document posted about mackies, that would be my uncle joe

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6249 on: June 23, 2019, 08:24:03 PM »
my dad sammy gordon worked in henry taylors/mackies during the 1960s but probs started before then

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6250 on: June 23, 2019, 09:09:29 PM »
Did you know the difference between your "workers" and your "strippers" ;)

yeah ' Strippers ' required more insurance .. ;)
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6251 on: June 24, 2019, 01:08:17 PM »
Sadly James Mackie Ltd, another great British Engineering company is no longer. However, I am led to believe their machinery still lives on around the world and is now made in India and China.  :)

Although I am long retired from the Textile scene, many of my acquaintances who are still active in the Textile World, tell me there is still loads of Mackie machinery out there. Some as old as 70 years, still working. Perhaps the machinery was too well constructed ?   :)
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6252 on: July 30, 2019, 02:29:59 PM »
Hi, question: Where or how can I offer and sell Mackie Gill Crests (brass). 
I have quite a lot of them. They are unused.

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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6253 on: July 31, 2019, 08:09:06 PM »
Hi, question: Where or how can I offer and sell Mackie Gill Crests (brass). 
I have quite a lot of them. They are unused.

Can you upload a photo, of them ?
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Re: James Mackie & Sons
« Reply #6254 on: July 31, 2019, 10:20:41 PM »
my dad samuel gordon worked in henry taylors in brownsquare in the 1960s