P526589

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P number: P526589
Caption: Specimen of Spanish slate.
Description: This sample is a Spanish slate showing a dark colour and rough cleavage surface. This sample is a Spanish slate showing a dark colour and rough cleavage surface. Edinburgh World Heritage Trust sample no. EWHT 142. Spanish slate has been imported into Scotland in recent years as a substitute for Scots slate which is no longer produced. It has similar characteristics of appearance, at least in terms of colour and texture. The main sources for second-hand slate, such as the roofs of Glasgow tenements and former industrial buildings such as Dundee?s jute works have now dried up. Second-hand Scottish slate is now increasingly difficult to obtain.
Date taken: 25/06/1905
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: Unknown
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 192.79 KB; 746 x 1000 pixels; 63 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 197 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Best of BGS Images/ Stone and the built heritage (Building Britain)  

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