Records of Pollokshields Printing Services Ltd, typeface manufacturers, Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Journals 1951-1981;
  • General ledgers 1950-1981;
  • Directors reports and accounts 1952-1981.

Administrative / Biographical History

Pollokshields Printing Services Ltd was incorporated as a private limited company in April 1951  with a share capital of å£20,000. The registered offices of the company were in Pollokshields, Glasgow, Scotland.

The company's main activity was the manufacture of type for printing and it appears that William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd were their main customers. In 1980  , Pollokshields Printing Services Ltd ceased production and lay dormant for a number of years. In 2003  , the company was active, sharing its registered offices with William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd in Bishopsbriggs, Glasgow, and was involved in the rental of office machines and computers.


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content. Within series items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd via BACS : 1987

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level list available in searchroom

This collection forms part of the William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd finding aid (UGD 243) consisting of the records of that company and its related/subsidiary companies

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)3040) and London (NRA31886)

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

None which affect the use of this material

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd, Glasgow


None expected

Related Material

GB 0248 UGD 243/1 Records of William Collins, Sons & Co Ltd

Location of Originals

This material is original


No known publications using this material

Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, April 2003. Lower level description compiled by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 27 May 2008

Geographical Names