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Barnbow No 1 (Leeds) National Filling Factory, "C" Factory, Preparation House

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Cross Gates
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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LQ 623.45 G953 Photo 14
Barnbow No 1 (Leeds) National Filling Factory, "C" Factory, Preparation House
3rd May 1916 View of the "C" Factory at Barnbow National Filling Factory, specifically constructed for the production of Amatol, a highly explosive material made up of TNT and ammonium nitrate. This was the Preparation House, which along with the Incorporating House, Weighing Room, no 3 Press House and the Empty and Filled Shell Stores, was complete by 22nd June 1916 and the filling, under hydraulic pressure, of shells began immediately. The no. 2 Incorporating House and nos. 1 & 2 Press Houses were finished in July and August, and by September the whole of the "B" and "C" factories were complete and capable of filling from 300,000 to 400,000 shells weekly.

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