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View looking NE showing 12 chamber kiln (built 1953) Digital image of B 10019/3

SC 744036

Description View looking NE showing 12 chamber kiln (built 1953) Digital image of B 10019/3

Date 8/9/1980

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 744036

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 10019/3

Scope and Content 12-chamber kiln from south-west, Roslin Colliery & Brick Works, Midlothian Shotts Iron Company Ltd started Roslin Brick Works in the 1930s and operated the business until 1947 when the National Coal Board took over. The Scottish Brick Corporation became the owners in 1969 and ran the business until its closure on 31 December 1977. This shows the 12-chamber Hoffmann continuous kiln which was built in 1953 by Cleghorn of Newmains. This was the second kiln built the first being a 26-chamber continuous kiln built in 1937. The chimney in the background of the photograph provided induced draught for the two kilns. With a Hoffmann kiln a fire was lit in the first chamber and the draught from a tall chimney drew the heat through each chamber. This system allowed bricks to be fired continuously as some chambers could be emptied or filled during the baking process. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference Neg no. 60/80/3


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 241) Records of the Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

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