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Clyde Foundry

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Clyde Foundry

Aerial view of the Clyde Foundry in Helen Street, Govan, in the late 1930s. The steel-framed and reinforced glass-clad foundry was built by shipbuilders Harland & Wolff, to provide steel castings of components for the huge diesel engines that were installed in the firm's ships. It cost more than £1 million to build, covered nearly 27 acres and was the largest foundry in Europe when it opened in 1922. The foundry was closed in 1964 and demolished in 1967.

Reference: UGD241/2/1

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow University Archive Services

aerial views, castings, Clyde Foundry, Harland & Wolff, marine engineering, marine engineers, shipbuilders, steel foundries, steel-framed buildings

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