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Glengarnock Steel Works, Finishing Stands General View

SC 529839

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Finishing Stands General View

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529839

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 finishing stands of rolls, used to turn the billets from the cogging mill, after reheating, into railway rails. This equipment was installed in 1966-8. By the 1970s Glengarnock Steel Works specialised in making railway rails both for Britain and for export. The works closed in 1978 and was demolished. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/71/11


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 529839) Glengarnock Steel Works, Finishing Stands General View

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