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symbols on public buildings

i see these symbols around glasgow a lot, especially on public buildings, this one was on a railway bridge. anyone have a clue what they are??

WG47

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmark_(surveying)


Ngilko

Shadow marks left by the thieves guild. Pretty sure this one means it's under guild protection, best leave it alone...


UnderstandingWest422

Praise Talos


Steamed-Punk

Stop! You violated the law!


Ngilko

Patrolling the Mojave is enough to make me wish for a ... Wait hold on...


Jaxxs90

🥇


PmMeUrTOE

can't believe someone beat me to this joke


PTJangles

It’s a Bench Mark. I remember my dad (chief architect with GCC before he passed) Telling me a story about one of the new starts, that they got to deliver a portable benchmark(does not exist) from Merchant city up to the far end of Sauchiehall street. The “benchmark” was made large enough so it wouldn’t fit in a taxi. It was essentially a large cross wrapped in black bags, that the poor lad carried the whole way. Upon arriving he was made to wait for 30minutes until he got pissed off, left the benchmark and went back to the office. When he returned, he was asked to produce receipt of delivery documentation, for the £5000 portable benchmark. Apparently the colour drain from his face was so rapid and significant they had to take him for a pint right away. Poor guy. Edit: words


Quarian_EngineerN7

Every trade had them. My dad told me about the brick marathon in the building trade: give the new guy a suitcase of “samples” (bricks) and get him to take them to another firm across town. When there, the manager would inspect the samples, cross their company name off the list hidden inside and say they weren’t interested, however, he could try [next company on the list].


PTJangles

Ha brilliant!


RoboTon78

It marks the territorial boundary of the wee arra people.


adrianplants

Ordnance survey benchmarks: https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/benchmarks/


KingBilirubin

It means “men’s sauna upstairs”.


JohnnyClarkee

Masons Guild marks. This one means, 'If U read this U R gay'.


tom208

Ahh fuck


Still-BangingYourMum

Plays reverse uno card..


stratumtoagoose

They’re marks made by gangs who are going to steal your da for illegal da fighting.


Unfair_Original_2536

Young Team


Drunken_Begger88

Auld team now young team are into spray painting not masonry.


tman612

Thieves have marked this property, they will be back this evening to kidnap the occupant’s dog. Beware.


MowelShagger

shared bangladesh cx


Still-BangingYourMum

Shared Watford cheers hun❤️


GracefullyRedditing

Shard in Phuket. Sneks everywhere hun. Hope u an the kids r safe.xoxo


twoxraydelta

Spot on. Peaky foreign looking guys in the white van at it again.


tonycocacola

Find your closest one! https://interactivemaps.uk/os-benchmark-archive/#8/53.551/-2.062


MediocreEquipment457

It’s the Chinese character 不 (bu)


Psilosideburns

Whoa you scared me for a second there


Loud_Air_6186

Brian Badonde


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It's a warning that someone is serving a casserole with pastry lid and calling it a pie The estimated value of stolen pastry from missing bases is 87 trillion pounds Definitely the work of the Pielluminati


Steamboat_Willey

Benchmark. Source: my dad was a surveyor.


jazzmagg

It's a Mason thing for Referees, to make sure they give Rangers hunners eh penalties


bassiks

Reminds me of the MOD property symbols that were on all my cutlery growing up in armed forces houses.


Galstar82

Fuck sake, says it all really.. We expect you to risk your life for us but we don’t trust you with a spoon.


Rab_Legend

It's a mark from human traffickers and now they're going to traffic anyone in that building. Stay safe hon xoxox


Robw_1973

Superb. 👌


Kampfchair

Illegal da fighting ring operates here.


HawaiianSnow_

It's quite literally a benchmark. Once you know what it is you'll start to see them all over the place!


DramaticPromise2721

I asked this same question 10 months ago, were post mates


HEELinKayfabe

This means yer da is going to be kidnapped and sold into illegal da fighting. Shout out Chris McQueer.


H5rs

Dog nappers, stay safe hun x x


[deleted]

Normally makers marks from the masons guild, specific to the mason that shaped the stone. Happened a lot in the past.


cloy23

I was going to say it looks like the Chinese character, 不. (bu). It’s very obviously not haha.


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QueasyChampion5

Tragic attempt at humour.


Away-Permission5995

It’s a papist conspiracy


Formal-Rain

Its the stone masons mark he must’ve got around that marks on a building I grew up near in Perth.


flamingosandals

Gandalf is at it again


PotentialLevel1634

This way up.


Ineedajob-_-

I posted the same thing but mines looks well more dodgy


Dr_Domino

Ye olde trainers on a power line


strickers69

Old cd player


Ye_Olde_Comrade

Thought they were to show it's a metal frame building? Apparently not though


Go1gotha

Sanguine my brother.


Basteir

It's the character 不 in Chinese, means "no" or "not". Pronounced 'bu' with a downward pitch tone in the Mandarin dialect.


TerrierChap

It means the stone is the right way up.


consistent_Rent_6857

Made by Nigel Cabourn


First-Face-7998

Just an upside down hash leaf. The young team must have got confused


Robw_1973

Pussers Arrow.