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Inchcoonans Tile Works View showing louvred ventilators of drying shed

SC 509428

Description Inchcoonans Tile Works View showing louvred ventilators of drying shed

Date 28/4/1977

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 509428

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Inchcoonans Tile Works, Errol, Perthshire This works was built to manufacture agricultural drainage tiles, but also made plastic-clay bricks, and probably also pantiles for roofing. In 1976 it had two round downdraught kilns, one rectangular downdraught kiln and a small Hoffman brick kiln. This view shows the drying shed for drainage tiles. These were made by extruding plastic clay through a die, and at first contained too much water for firing. The 'green' tiles were stacked in this shed and dried by natural air circulation. The wooden louvres in the side of this shed could be opened and closed to control the rate of drying of the tiles. Drying them too rapidly could adversely affect their quality. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H77/17/2

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/509428

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

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