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Glengarnock Steel Works, Joiner's Shop; Interior View of McDowall rack sawbench

SC 529743

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Joiner's Shop; Interior View of McDowall rack sawbench

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529743

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 large rack sawbench in the sawmill and joiners' shop, which dated from the iron-smelting period. This sawbench was made by the McDowalls of Johnstone, a firm renowned for its woodworking machinery. The sawmill and joiners' shop made wooden heads from elm wood, which were used on rabbles for working in the open hearth furnaces. The works closed in 1978 and has been dismantled. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/67/1

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/529743

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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