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Pipeline and anchors to Kinlochleven. Viewed from south at Lower Penstock. Digital image of B 13331

SC 716941

Description Pipeline and anchors to Kinlochleven. Viewed from south at Lower Penstock. Digital image of B 13331

Date 22/5/1991

Catalogue Number SC 716941

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 13331

Scope and Content Pipeline to Aluminium Works from the south, Kinlochleven, Highland The aluminium works at Kinlochleven was built between 1904 and 1909 by the British Aluminium Company Limited. By 1911 the works were producing about 7,112 tonnes of aluminium per annum which was around 87% of the total output of the company at that time. The works closed in June 2000. This shows the six pipelines which run from a 'penstock' to a power house at Kinlochleven Aluminium Works, and which descend about 305m in just over 1.6km. A penstock is a sluice which controls the flow of water, and the power house produced the electricity which was used throughout the works. Aluminium is a lightweight metal which is strong and anti-corrosive. The metal was widely used for domestic utensils in the late 19th century. Today, aluminium is used mainly in aircraft manufacture. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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