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Department Photo
Accession No P00166
Caption Columbian Stove Works
Date photo taken Circa 1860
Brief Description Exterior view of Works showing a complex of buildings, one of which is four storeys high, and chimney. There are three stacks of timber in the yard.
Photographer or Artist Unknown
Bonnybridge Photographic Society
Subject Notes The Columbian Stove Works was sited by the Forth and Clyde Canal which was used for bringing in the heavy and bulky raw materials such as coal and pig iron and export of stoves and ranges.
Subject Category Smith & Wellstood Ltd/Foundry/Ironfounding Industry
Subject Person Smith & Wellstood Ltd
Subject Place Columbian Stove Works/Broomhill Rd/Bonnybridge/Denny area
Associated Notes Carron Iron Works provided an impetus to the development of a light castings industry in the Falkirk area which comprised almost 100 foundries and was of world significance. The area benefited from good canal, sea and rail communications, local coal and entrepreneurship.
Grid Ref NS 824 800
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