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Glengarnock Steel Works, Billet Mill General View

SC 529840

Description Glengarnock Steel Works, Billet Mill General View

Date 18/4/1978

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 529840

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 a range of pan mills, used for crushing fireclay to be used in relining furnaces. These mills had circular revolving pans, above which were mounted heavy rollers. As the pans revolved the clay in the pan was crushed by the rollers. The steel works had many furnaces, including the open-hearth melting ones, the soaking pits and the billet reheating furnaces, All these, and the ladles, had to be relined at regular intervals, so there was a constant demand for crushed fireclay. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H78/71/12

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/529840

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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