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Department Photo
Accession No P00057
Caption Torwood Foundry interior
Date photo taken Circa 1910
Brief Description View of the dressing shop. The work shop is constructed of steel and brick and lit by electric light bulbs. What could be electric heaters are mounted on the walls. A number of men are working on several large buffing machines with ventilators attached. These are electrically driven.
Photographer or Artist Ross, Robert
Subject Category Foundry/Ironfounding Industry
Dressing/Ironfounding Industry
Subject Person Jones & Campbell Ltd
Subject Place Torwood Foundry/Foundry Loan/Larbert/Larbert area
Associated Notes Some projections and imperfections had to be removed from new castings. The coarser imperfections might be removed in a tumbling barrel. The dressing shop was where castings were finished, by polishing them on the spinning grindstone of a buffing machine.
Grid Ref NS 858 827
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