Memories of Beatson Clark
I began as a lehr end packer which really meant just putting boxes of bottles etc on to a pallet and then move the full pallet. I then became a bottle sorter this involved a 2 week training period , which was how to spot faults in bottles and containers prior to packing.
The firm operated a 3 shift system and had quite a large workforce, in latter years this has been reduced due to new machinery which dispensed with a large force of bottle sorters/packers.
All broken bottles were reused in the furnace and tipped down a tube in to some sort of collection area in a basement area.
I enjoyed my time at the firm and the work was not arduous.
DT, November, 2005