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Dundee, Blackcroft, Caledonian Oil Mills View from SSW showing WSW and SSE fronts of main block of Caledonian Oil Mills with Lower Dens Mills in background

SC 588975

Description Dundee, Blackcroft, Caledonian Oil Mills View from SSW showing WSW and SSE fronts of main block of Caledonian Oil Mills with Lower Dens Mills in background

Date 12/7/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 588975

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Caledonian Oil Mills, Constable Street/ 2 Blackcroft, Dundee (Dundee City council area) This site was in 1966 operated as a linseed-oil mill by Wilson and Sons (Dundee) Ltd, though it had been built as a flax-spinning mill in 1822. It contained some very antiquated machinery. This view shows the mills from the south west, with part of the Lower Dens Flax Spinning Mills in the left background. The square-section brick chimney was part of the oil mills complex. The origin of the complex as a flax-spinning mill is obvious. The process of extracting linseed oil involved compressing flax seeds, contained in jute bags, in hydraulic presses. The residual husks of the seeds were sold as cattle cake. By 1966 all the flax seeds used were imported. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H66/54/2C

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/588975

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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