The Royal Naval Cordite Factory - Holton
Poole in dorset. Current site use: Mixed industrial and nature reserve.
The factory was constructed during WW1 in order to
supply the Admiralty with reliable and good quality propellant (Cordite).
The background picture shows
the acetone factory.
Acetone was used as a solvent in certain types of cordite and was
produced in this plant by fermentation of corn, chestnuts or acorns.
Follow the links below for details of the processes