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Metal blasting

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Metal blasting

Metal blasting at a Clydeside shipyard, c 1980s.

Blasting is a technique commonly used in shipbuilding and other industries, where abrasives are used to clean, polish or condition a metal surface. The process is dangerous and operatives must wear special protective equipment.

Reference: 189

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
metal blasting, River Clyde, shipbuilding, shipyards



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