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Interior General view of making shop, second floor, (looking SW towards office block) Digital image of B 9411

SC 738210

Description Interior General view of making shop, second floor, (looking SW towards office block) Digital image of B 9411

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 738210

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9411

Scope and Content Making shop, 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 making shop where clay was moulded into sanitary ware. The moulds were placed onto the casting benches and were filled with clay that had been made pliable in the wet pan mill. The mould was removed once the clay had dried. 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. 37/81/19A

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/738210

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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