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Interior view of wet pan mill, pan 180cm diameter by 25cm deep rollers, 33cm wide by 84 diameter, Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock.

SC 738189

Description Interior view of wet pan mill, pan 180cm diameter by 25cm deep rollers, 33cm wide by 84 diameter, Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock.

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738189

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Wet pan mill, Longpark Pottery, Hill Street, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire J & M Craig established Longpark Sanitary Pottery c.1888 and specialised in producing toilet fitments made from fireclay. The pottery was taken over by Shanks in 1918 and in 1969 Armitage Ware Ltd became the owners and formed the Armitage Shanks Group. The works closed in 1981 and was subsequently demolished. This shows a wet pan mill which was used to prepare clay for modelling into toilet furniture. The gearing at the top of the machine moved the two circular stones in the centre which ground the clay into small regular sized pieces in the pan. Water was then added which made the clay pliable. The sanitary reforms which swept many European and North American cities from the 1850s led to a huge demand for sanitary ware. The main advantage of sanitary ware made from fireclay was that it did not crack once moulded into large shapes and was strong once fired. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 37/81/9A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738189

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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