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Accession No 1978-137-026
Name/Title banknote; pound (1)
Primary Prod Date 1815
Brief Description Pound note issued by the Falkirk Union Bank. Decorated with a thistle, rose and shamrock entwined with a small picture of a woman standing over a thistle with two ships in the background. The revenue stamp is an a crowned plaque with a wreath and a coat of arms The watermark is a triangle within a rectangle. Printed from a copper plate engraved by Kirkwood and Son from a design by G Paton. Printed on the obverse is "ONE LI./ Engraved by/ Kirkwood & Sons Edinburgh/ POUND FALKIRK,/ Sterling [20 July] 181[5]/ No.B [55//720] The Falkirk Union Bank/ promise to pay [Wm Gentles] or the bearer/ on demand Twenty Shillings Sterling/ At their Office here/ No. [55//720]/ By order of the Company/ [James Brown] Cashier./ Entd. pr. [Will. Horn]/ R Kirkwood ---". On the revenue stamp is " PROM Y NOTE FOUR PENCE HON SOIT QUI MAI V PENSE ONE PENNY". On the watermark is "FALKIRK UNION BANK".
Primary Maker Kirkwood & Son
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Accession No P01396
Name/Title Filling the cupola, Falkirk Iron Works
Primary Prod Date 1960s-1970s {nd}
Brief Description View of scrap metal being emptied into a cupola.

This photo is not available as a scanned image. You can see the original in the Archives in Callendar House.
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Accession No 1978-137-027
Name/Title banknote; pound (5)
Primary Prod Date 1815
Brief Description Five pound note issued by the Falkirk Union Bank. Decorated with a thistle, rose and shamrock entwined with a small picture of a woman standing over a thistle with three ships in the background. The revenue stamp is an a crowned plaque with a wreath and a coat of arms The watermark is a triangle within a rectangle. Printed from a copper plate engraved by Kirkwood and Son from a design by G Paton. Printed on the obverse is "FIVE POUNDS/ FALKIRK [21 Augt/ 1815]/ No. [68//72] The Falkirk Union Bank/ Promise to pay [Wm gentles] or/ The Bearer on demand Five Pounds/ At their Office here No. [68//72]/ By Order of the Company/ [James Brown] Cashie/ Entd. pr. [Will. Horn]/ G. Paton fer. Kirkwood & Sons/ FALKIRK UNION BANK". Note that the "r" at the end of cashier is omitted. On the revenue stamp is " E 1804 ONE SHILLING". On the watermark is "FALKIRK UNION BANK".
Primary Maker Kirkwood & Son
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