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' 15 Fairley Street, Ibrox Ironworks. Ibrox Iron Works, No 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow This little works was built in 1891, and extended in 1904 for J M Adam & Co, pneumatic engineer, at a time when compressed air was being used increasingly as a means of transmitting power. Air-operated drills and riveting machines were already in use by 1900. This shows the street frontage of the works from the north-east. It seems possible that the 1904 extensions consisted of adding a storey to the central bay. By 1968 the building was being occupied by W B Russell, haulage contractors. Pneumatic tools were developed most actively in the United States of America, where the severe winters made the use of water-hydraulic power transmission inadvisable. The use of mass production techniques made sophisticated tools relatively cheap. '