An Ironworks in Coatbridge, 1920

This pastel drawing from 1920 shows a scene inside one of Coatbridge's last malleable ironworks. Most of these works had been put out of business by competition from the steel industry but the Waverley survived as part of a conglomerate, the Scottish Iron and Steel Company.

Here you can see a shingling hammer at work, literally bashing the impurities out of the ball of molten iron that has just been removed from a furnace.

Museum reference:
NLC-2000-534
Date:
1920
On display:
Summerlee Museum: Exhibition Hall
Associated with:
1920 · Scottish Iron and Steel Co · Waverley Iron Works, Coatbridge
Dimensions:
height: 426 mm
width: 525 mm
depth: 12 mm
Materials:
paper, wood, glass
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