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Interior View of mould store Digital image of B 9403

SC 738190

Description Interior View of mould store Digital image of B 9403

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738190

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9403

Scope and Content Mould store, 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 the mould store with moulds that were used for shaping clay into toilet furniture on wooden shelves. Clay which had been made pliable in the wet pan mill was poured into these moulds which were then sealed. The moulds were opened once the clay had dried. 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. 37/81/11A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738190

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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