Here’s a second image of the rolling mill at Ravenscraig steel works in Motherwell, Scotland as it was back in 1984 or 1985 when I visited with Lanark Camera Club. A glowing ingot of steel started rolling back and forwards through these 30ft high presses, gathering speed and getting thinner on each pass until, finally, ending up as a 1/8th inch thick strip several hundred yards long traveling at about 60mph. At this point, a huge claw caught the end of the strip rather violently and fed it into a machine which gathered it up into a large roll.
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