Smelting Process, British Aluminium, Lochaber

1. Unknown
2. British Aluminium Co Ltd
Production date
Circa 1950
Smelting process at Lochaber. Alumina powder is being added to the smelting pots in the process of being converted into liquid aluminium. A worker is in the foreground.

This photo is not scanned. You can see the original in the Archives in Callendar House

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Production date
Circa 1950
Subject notes
The alumina powder was produced at Burntisland using bauxite ore from Ghana. At the smelter in Lochaber the powder was subject to an electrical process which turned it into liquid aluminium which was then drawn off and cast into ingots.
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