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Interior View of 'intake' end of north side tunnel kiln with pusher on left side of door Digital image of B 9427

SC 738197

Description Interior View of 'intake' end of north side tunnel kiln with pusher on left side of door Digital image of B 9427

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738197

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9427

Scope and Content North tunnel kiln, 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 a trolley in the entrance of the north tunnel kiln on the right and the wood-cased block and machinery on the left was the pusher. The pusher would move the kiln car containing sanitary ware off the trolley and into the heated tunnel of the kiln. The sanitary ware was fired as the car travelled through kiln. 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. 37/81/36A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738197

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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