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Interior View of W.C with paper makers strip marked "J & R Howie Ltd Scotland" Digital image of B/9432

SC 747632

Description Interior View of W.C with paper makers strip marked "J & R Howie Ltd Scotland" Digital image of B/9432

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 747632

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9432

Scope and Content Water closet, 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 finished water closet which had a maker's strip inscribed 'J & R Howie Ltd Scotland' and a waste pipe which protruded in a downward direction from the rear of the pan. This meant that water was discharged on masse down the pipe which had the advantage of cleaning the drainpipes every time the closet was flushed. 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. 38/81/4

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/747632

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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