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Interior View of kiln cars with fired products Digital image of B 9422

SC 738195

Description Interior View of kiln cars with fired products Digital image of B 9422

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738195

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9422

Scope and Content Kiln house, 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 sanitary ware, which has been fired in a kiln, on firebricks and kiln cars. The kiln cars were low-level metal trolleys that moved around the kiln house on tracks in the floor as shown on the right. The sanitary ware was fired on firebricks which were able to withstand high temperatures without disintegrating or going on fire. 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. 37/81/31A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738195

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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