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Glengarnock Steelworks, Melting Shop, interior

SC 434588

Description Glengarnock Steelworks, Melting Shop, interior

Date 1974

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 434588

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Melting shop, Glengarnock Steelworks, Glengarnock, Ayrshire Glengarnock Works was established in 1840 as an iron-smelting works by Alison, Merry & Cunninghame, It began making steel by the Bessemer process in 1884. This melting shop was added during the 1914-18 war to make shell steel. This view shows the open hearth melting shop from the charging side, with the furnaces on the right. One of the melters is checking the state of the charge. Two of the charging machines can be seen in the centre. The open hearth process was used until the late 1970s to produce high quality structural steel. It was supplanted by the basic oxygen process which was quicker and more fuel efficient. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H74/81/14


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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