Can you identify the trade depicted in this panel?

Stained glass panel from Maryhill Burgh Halls

The former Burgh Halls and fromer police station complex at the heart of Maryhill, Glasgow was built in 1878 and the subject of an ambitious regeneration project. The building’s architectural appeal and historic merit is further enhanced by a unique series of twenty stained glass panels depicting the trades and industries of Maryhill in the late 19th century.

Designed and manufactured by Stephen Adam, the panels are being re-introduced to the building after many years in storage with Glasgow Museums. Modern glass is also being created to be displayed alongside the 19th century panels.  For more information go to www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk.

One of the panels is proving to be a conundrum and as little original archive survives regarding the commission of the panels it is unclear what trade or industry it represents.

The image on the right shows the glass panel in question. If you have any idea of what this chap might be doing, please contact Gordon Barr, Heritage Development Officer, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, Glasgow at gbarr@mbht.org.uk

**Update** The panel was revealed to be of a dye-press worker. Find out more about all the panelshere.