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Glengarnock Steel Works, Smithy; Interior View of 7 cwt steam hammer

SC 529782

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Smithy; Interior View of 7 cwt steam hammer

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529782

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 interior of the smithy, with the lighter of the two steam hammers, a seven hundredweight one. Note the curve in the steam pipe supplying the hammer, to allow for expansion and contraction. This was a typical maintenance smithy of its day, capable of making many of the parts necessary to keep a large works going. Part of the shop dated to the early ironworks, but the walls of the hammer bay were raised in the 20th century. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/68/16

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/529782

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

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