The theme for this week’s pictorial trip down memory lane is industrial operations and factories in Dundee.
The DC Thomson archives team has dug out a varied and interesting selection of photographs for this memory-jogging tour.
Some of these photographs have not been seen for years.
Do you know a friend or family member who worked in the industry back in the day?
You might find them in some of the images in our gallery.
Timex was part of the post-war prosperity boom, the big-shot US company that promised great things and did, in fact, deliver.
Back in its mid-1960s heyday, the Timex facilities in Dundee were massive – 240,000 square feet at Milton of Craigie, 190,000 square feet at Dunsinane Avenue and the flagship factory at Harrison Road was the UK’s largest supplier of watches.
A busy Tay Textiles workshop is up next from October 1983.
Several women are pictured working at the individual stations at the West Marketgait premises and feeding material through the sewing machines.
Torbrex was originally formed in the 1960s and operated as a relatively small general engineering company from premises at Dunsinane Industrial Estate for a number of years.
In the mid-1970s the company was taken over by businessman Bob Moore, who began a steady programme of expansion which saw the company increase both its markets and its workforce.
Smiling faces all round in November 1987!
Staff of Tyseal Business Systems were standing in a line and celebrating following a move to new company premises in Guthrie Street.
Our next image shows a forklift operator at work in Tay Firth Laminates’ new warehouse at the Dunsinane Industrial Estate in April 1989.
Launched in 1976, Tay Firth was at the outset a one-van, one-person company.
Engineers at work on the shop floor at Tenco’s warehouse in October 1990.
Do you know anyone who used to work there?
Anne Andrew and Dougie Inglis sitting at the Tay Taxis control room in 1992.
The company was founded in 1958 with only 10 cars and these days they operate over 350 vehicles and still provide a 24/7 365 days a year service.
Staff at work at the Tayside Door Factory workshop in September 1993.
Four staff members were working with wood and different machinery in this photograph, which was included in an Evening Telegraph advertising feature.
Some of TRAK Microwave’s employees were pictured in April 1995.
TRAK – based at Dunsinane Industrial Estate – suppled microwave components for a wide range of applications from satellites and radar to mobile telecommunications.
Top Hat Foods Ltd director John Whitehead was celebrating in 1995 with Tesco’s Scottish marketing manager Isa Kinnear.
The Dundee company struck a supply deal for Yorkshire puddings.
A staff member measuring a section of glass at Tayglass in Mains Loan in April 1996.
The double glazing company ceased trading in September 1997 with the loss of five jobs.
In 1991 American-owned battery company TDI set up manufacturing at the Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate and became one of the fastest-growing manufacturers in the UK before moving to the Claverhouse Industrial Estate at the height of its operation.
The Dundee-based company employed more than 850 people to make lithium-ion batteries for mobile phones.
The May 2001 blaze at the TDI Batteries plant at the Claverhouse Industrial Estate would rank as one of the city’s worst and completely destroyed the building.
TDI Batteries was absorbed into Axeon Holdings in 2004.
Did our pictorial trip back in time jog any memories for you?
Let us know.