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Glengarnock Steel Works, Soaking Pits General View

SC 529832

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Soaking Pits General View

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529832

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 soaking pits in a row on the right. In these furnaces, sunk into the ground, and with moveable lids, the steel ingots from the melting shop were brought to the right temperature for rolling in the cogging mill. When the ingot moulds were removed from the ingots, the latter could be liquid inside, and relatively cold outside. Much of the heat used in soaking came from the ingots themselves. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/71/4

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/529832

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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