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Report - Dyson Thermal Technologies - Sheffield - June 13

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by Stopford_lad, Jun 14, 2013.

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    Dyson Thermal technologies - Sheffield- June 13

    Visited on a whim which noodlethesis..tired, hungry, thirsty and running low on petrol and patience, it actually turned out a decent little explore, and we only manged half of the site :eek:

    History
    stolen shamelessly from Wakeylads blinding report

    The company was founded by John Dyson who began mining clay and making bricks in the early 1800s. From the very beginning the business was a success. The 1834 Sheffield trade directory lists - “John Dyson - Brick Maker, Stannington†which indicates that he ran the business on his own. However, by 1838 the business was listed as “John Dyson and Son - Black clay miners and firebrick manufacturers, Griffs House, Stannington.

    Dyson's were manufacturers of Refractory material, ceramics for the steel industry, they also produce fire backs and other household ceramic bricks for the likes of Aga's etc. They have also been know to sell clay for use in Well Dressings.

    Unfortunately Dyson's traditional manufacturing process relied heavily on gas fired kilns. With increased in energy costs the plants was no longer economically viable, despite the very best efforts of the management and staff alike the site closed around 2005.

    The high performance niche products in Dyson's range are still available and are the cornerstone in Dyson's progression. The company have a wholly owned manufacturing facility in Tianjin, PRC which produces is high quality products.


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    a nice little pano of the site, you can see the Dyson chimney in the background..we never got this far

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    broken windows and missing floors galore, from the outset it doesn't look too promising

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    once inside the many outbuildings we found loads of interesting little bits and pieces, it was difficult to know where to look

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    another pano, this time upstairs in one of the main buildings, paperwork everywhere

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    there's so much to take pictures of, I just took pictures of everything, whilst distracted I got a nail through my foot..ouch

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    A great little explore, and definately due a revisit to check the full site.
    Hope you enjoyed looking, and sorry for the image overload...I just got carried away :D
     
    #1 Stopford_lad, Jun 14, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013

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