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Interior View looking W at 'fire boxes' on south side of north kiln Digital image of B 9425

SC 738198

Description Interior View looking W at 'fire boxes' on south side of north kiln Digital image of B 9425

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738198

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9425

Scope and Content North tunnel kiln fireboxes, 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 the fireboxes of the tunnel kiln where fuel was burned. The heat generated in the fireboxes passed into the kiln and baked the sanitary ware as it travelled along the tunnel on low-level kiln cars. The tracks in the floor on the left of the fireboxes enabled kiln cars to move around the kiln house more easily. 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. 37/81/34A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738198

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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