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Interior view of ground floor of glost warehouse showing finished products, Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock.

SC 738194

Description Interior view of ground floor of glost warehouse showing finished products, Longpark Pottery, Kilmarnock.

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738194

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9416

Scope and Content Glost warehouse, 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 finished toilet pans that were stacked ready for packaging and transportation from the glost warehouse. Prior to the 1960s the works made toilet pans out of fireclay and each pan had an engobe coating (covering on an object before it is glazed) before the glost finish (glazing) was applied. The Scottish sanitary ware industry developed around the turn of the 20th century and was very successful because fireclay was easily mined in Scotland. The industry declined during the 20th century because new materials such as metal and plastic were developed which could be used to manufacture sanitary ware. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 37/81/24A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738194

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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