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Glengarnock Steel Works, Joiner's Shop General View

SC 529735

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Joiner's Shop General View

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529735

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Glengarnock Iron and Steel Works, Ayrshire This complex was founded by Merry and Cunninghame as an iron smelting works in 1840. Steel manufacture began in the 1880s when a basic Bessemer plant was installed. Acid open-hearth steelmaking began in the First World War. This view shows the sawmill and joiners' shop, which dated from the iron-smelting period. The logs on the left are from elm trees, and were sawed into slabs for making rabbles for use in the open-hearth furnaces. In open hearth steelmaking as practised at Glengarnock the furnaces were charged with a mixture of steel scrap and pig iron. The works closed in 1978 and has been dismantled. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/66/11


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 529735) Glengarnock Steel Works, Joiner's Shop General View

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