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Interior View of underside of kiln cars Digital image of B/9431

SC 747635

Description Interior View of underside of kiln cars Digital image of B/9431

Date 5/8/1981

Collection Scottish Industrial Archaeology Survey

Catalogue Number SC 747635

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of B 9431

Scope and Content Tunnel kiln cars, 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 kiln cars which were used to move sanitary ware around the kiln house. A kiln car is constructed of metal and has four wheels attached to the underside which enables it to move along tracks in the floor as seen on the right. 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. 38/81/3

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/747635

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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