Press Pack for Cold Reduction Mill, Gartcosh, 1962

The new Cold Reduction Mill at Gartcosh was to turn strip steel supplied by Ravenscraig into thin sheets for use in industry.

The mill rolled steel at lower temperatures so as not to damage the structure of the steel. This preserved its strength so that it could be pressed into shapes such as car bodies and kitchen sinks.

The press launch reflects the importance of the cold reduction mill to the Scottish and UK steel industry.

Museum reference:
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In Storage: Museums
Associated with:
Colvilles · Gartcosh Steel Works, Gartcosh, Scotland
height: 355mm
width: 253mm
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