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View of spent moulds in heap near boiler house/canteen Digital image of B 9421

SC 738205

Description View of spent moulds in heap near boiler house/canteen Digital image of B 9421

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738205

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9421

Scope and Content Spent moulds, 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 discarded moulds which were used to shape clay into sanitary ware. Clay which had been made pliable in the wet pan mill was poured into these moulds which were then sealed and opened once the clay had dried. Inevitably, some of the moulds were damaged in this process. The demand for kitchen sinks made from fireclay declined during the mid-20th century as sinks made from new materials (metal and plastic) became popular and changes in Scottish law no longer made it compulsory for municipal houses to be fitted with a fireclay sink and tub. However, demand for fireclay sinks grew again during the 1990s as people began to want traditional features in their kitchens. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 37/81/30A


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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