Ardeer, Ici Works, Nobel's Explosives Factory

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Alternative Names Imperial Chemical Industries; Stevenston Site; Nobel Works
Site Type EXPLOSIVES FACTORY (FIRST WORLD WAR), EXPLOSIVES FACTORY
Canmore ID 79607
Site Number NS24SE 47
NGR NS 279 410
Council NORTH AYRSHIRE
Parish STEVENSTON
Former Region STRATHCLYDE
Former District CUNNINGHAME
Former County AYRSHIRE
Datum OSGB36 - NGR
NGR Desc Centred NS 279 410

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RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE. DP040250 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040250 General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE. DP040251 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040251 General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital Oblique aerial view centred on N part of the Ardeer ICI works, taken from ther SSW. DP040268 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040268 Oblique aerial view centred on N part of the Ardeer ICI works, taken from ther SSW.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view of the works taken from the S. DP040269 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040269 General oblique aerial view of the works taken from the S.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE. DP040272 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040272 General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE. DP040273 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040273 General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the SE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the ESE. DP040274 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
DP040274 General oblique aerial view centred on the former Ardeer ICI works complex, taken from the ESE.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography Digital  RCAHMS 
Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland) Scanned image of Luftwaffe vertical air photograph of 	the Nobel Explosives Works at Ardeer, Irvine.	 SC445493 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC445493 Scanned image of Luftwaffe vertical air photograph of the Nobel Explosives Works at Ardeer, Irvine.   Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland)  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view. SC505332 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC505332 Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the Misk Gelatines works. SC505333 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC505333 Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the Misk Gelatines works.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the power station. SC505334 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC505334 Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the power station.    RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Oblique aerial view. SC629116 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC629116 Oblique aerial view.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
View of nitro-glycerine nitrator and operator sat on one-legged stool, Nobel's Explosives Factory, Ardeer, c1887.  The process of nitrating glycerine is exothermic creating heat, and required the circulation of cooling water to maintain a safe temperature. The one-legged stool was therefore a safety device designed to prevent the operator from falling asleep, thereby ensuring that he paid close attention to the thermometer. SC919743 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC919743 View of nitro-glycerine nitrator and operator sat on one-legged stool, Nobel's Explosives Factory, Ardeer, c1887. The process of nitrating glycerine is exothermic creating heat, and required the circulation of cooling water to maintain a safe temperature. The one-legged stool was therefore a safety device designed to prevent the operator from falling asleep, thereby ensuring that he paid close attention to the thermometer.    RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the factory. The Nylon Works are visible in the centre left of the photograph. SC1034242 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1034242 Ardeer, Nobel's Explosives Factory, oblique aerial view, centred on the factory. The Nylon Works are visible in the centre left of the photograph.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Oblique aerial view. SC1101984 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1101984 Oblique aerial view.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Oblique aerial view. SC1101985 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1101985 Oblique aerial view.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
RCAHMS Aerial Photography Oblique aerial view. SC1101986 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1101986 Oblique aerial view.  RCAHMS Aerial Photography  RCAHMS 
Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland) Aerial view.			 SC1158250 Copyright RCAHMSview larger image
SC1158250 Aerial view.   Luftwaffe: Aerial Reconnaisance (Scotland)  RCAHMS 
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