Tag: macintosh

Charles MacIntosh Part 2

In 1825, Charles MacIntosh supplied the Franklin 3rd Canadian and Arctic expedition with waterproofs. It is alleged that Franklin himself came looking for Macintosh, in the hope that this new technology would protect his party from the ravishes of Arctic storms. Captain William Parry’s narrative of an attempt to reach the North Pole in 1825:  “We narrowly […]

Death of an honest Blantyre man

  A serious accident which occurred during a dense fog towards the end of February 1930, at Rutherglen Railway Station, when a large number of passengers were seriously injured, was recalled by many upon the later death on 4th May 1933 of Mr. Donald Macintosh the signalman, who resided at 75 Morris Crescent, Blantyre, after a prolonged […]