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Factory Collection (#2)

Background imageFactory Collection: Factory with coiled wire

Factory with coiled wire
A factory with newly manufactured wire standing in coils on the floor

Background imageFactory Collection: Men and boys in a workshop

Men and boys in a workshop, most of them looking towards the camera

Background imageFactory Collection: Workman in a factory

Workman in a factory
A workman in a factory, having a break from his work

Background imageFactory Collection: Manufacturing equipment

Manufacturing equipment
A piece of manufacturing equipment

Background imageFactory Collection: Man driving a tram engine

Man driving a tram engine
A man driving a tram engine to transport barrels

Background imageFactory Collection: Women working in a factory near Harrogate, Yorkshire

Women working in a factory near Harrogate, Yorkshire
Four women working in a rather low-tech factory near Harrogate, Yorkshire. The various pipes are filling bottles with liquid -- possibly some kind of cosmetic product. Date: 1957

Background imageFactory Collection: Centre 42 at Rilex Works in Wellingborough

Centre 42 at Rilex Works in Wellingborough
The playwright Arnold Wesker making an announcement during a Saturday night dance in the Rilex Shoes Ltd works canteen in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Background imageFactory Collection: Gordon Russell factory, Worcestershire

Gordon Russell factory, Worcestershire
Two men in discussion at the Gordon Russell factory, Broadway, Worcestershire. Sir Gordon Russell set up the business to make furniture in the William Morris arts and crafts style. 1959

Background imageFactory Collection: A Spooner Travelling oven

A Spooner Travelling oven
A immense Spooner Travelling Oven - with baked loaves of white bread transported from the large central baking oven round a periphery conveyor belt and roller system to the next stage of the process

Background imageFactory Collection: Raleigh bicycle factory, Nottingham

Raleigh bicycle factory, Nottingham
A man in a clean white shirt working at machinery in the Raleigh bicycle factory, Nottingham, immortalised by the Alan Sillitoe novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958) and the film (1960)

Background imageFactory Collection: Best Dressed Girl Competition

Best Dressed Girl Competition
Vic Feather, leader of the TUC, announces the winner of the Best Dressed Girl Competition at a dance. The winner is wearing a flared knee length dress with a wide belt

Background imageFactory Collection: Centre 42 in Wellingborough

Centre 42 in Wellingborough
The playwright Arnold Wesker and his assistant Beba Lavrin discuss arrangements with a trades union representative in the Wellingborough Technical College hall

Background imageFactory Collection: Women working during the First World War

Women working during the First World War. Above: in a weapons factory, filling shells with explosives. Below: an outdoor scene with a woman bus conductor

Background imageFactory Collection: Girls on Sun Bed

Girls on Sun Bed
A group of factory girls from Leeds, Yorkshire, England, topping up their tans with the aid of sunray treatment. Shame about the goggles... Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Raleigh cycle factory, Nottingham

Raleigh cycle factory, Nottingham
A man at work constructing a bicycle at the Raleigh cycle factory in Nottingham. 1964

Background imageFactory Collection: Women Factory Workers

Women Factory Workers
Women factory workers at J Feaver Ltd in South London. Date: 1966

Background imageFactory Collection: Wills Cigarette Factory

Wills Cigarette Factory
Women factory worker taking cigarette samples for checking at Wills Factory, Bristol. Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Cigarette Factory / Mayne

Cigarette Factory / Mayne
Women factory workers sift tobacco at the Wills Cigarette Factory in Bristol Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Steel Works / Stocksbridge

Steel Works / Stocksbridge
The processing of metal bars at the Steel Works at Stocksbridge Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Women Leaving Factory

Women Leaving Factory
Women factory workers leaving Wills (cigarette) Factory, Bristol. Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Women Cutler / Sheffield

Women Cutler / Sheffield
A woman cutler at work sharpening scissor blades in Sheffield factory Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Japanese Silk Factory

Japanese Silk Factory
An old Japanese man and boy working in a silk factory. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Sheffield Steelworks

Sheffield Steelworks
A corpulent factory worker walks past a Sheffield Steelworks on a damp and dreary day Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Fireworks Factory

Fireworks Factory
Women from Brooks fireworks factory, one of the oldest British fireworks companies, show off a selection of their huge rockets and catherine wheels! Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: United Steel / Stocksbridge

United Steel / Stocksbridge
Man working on the rolling mill at United Steel, Stocksbridge, South Yorkshire. Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Daily Mirror Advertising space advertisement - Hatter

Daily Mirror Advertising space advertisement - Hatter
An advertisement from the Daily Mirror looking for companies to advertise in the newspaper, using the argument that more skilled workers than ever are readers of the paper

Background imageFactory Collection: View down Acacia Road, Bournville, Birmingham

View down Acacia Road, Bournville, Birmingham
A view down Acacia Road in Bournville model village, to the south of Birmingham, UK. The village was established by George Cadbury, who built houses there at his own expense

Background imageFactory Collection: Beauty Factory scene from Plaisirs de Paris

Beauty Factory scene from Plaisirs de Paris
The Beauty Factory scene from the dinner show Plaisirs de Paris at the International Casino, New York, 1938, (Broadway & 45th Street) produced by Clifford Fischer Date: 1938

Background imageFactory Collection: Label design for Leon Blanc preserves

Label design for Leon Blanc preserves
Label design for Leon Blanc fruit and vegetable preserves of Carpentras, France, depicting mange tout green beans. 20th century

Background imageFactory Collection: Steel / Galvanising / 1956

Steel / Galvanising / 1956
Hot dip galvanising in a South London factory. Date: 1956

Background imageFactory Collection: Knitting wool production - mechanical process

Knitting wool production - mechanical process

Background imageFactory Collection: Label design for Marquisat Fondant chocolate

Label design for Marquisat Fondant chocolate, manufactured in Lyons, France. 20th century

Background imageFactory Collection: Manufacturing Wool Yarn

Manufacturing Wool Yarn
The largest (at the time) single line of worsted carding machines for opening scoured raw wool prior to combing at Patons & Baldwins factory in Darlington

Background imageFactory Collection: Japanese Silk Worker

Japanese Silk Worker
A young female Japanese silk worker in a factory. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky), Soviet Union

Nizhny Novgorod (Gorky), Soviet Union
An illustrated article on the city of Nizhny Novgorod (Gorki), in the western Soviet Union. This fourth largest city in Russia was known as Gorky from 1932 to 1990, during the Soviet Era

Background imageFactory Collection: Clothes Factory - 1963

Clothes Factory - 1963
A Clothes factory in Hemel Hempstead manufacturing coats Date: 1963

Background imageFactory Collection: Metalworkers welding a railway carriage

Metalworkers welding a railway carriage
Three metalworkers wearing protective masks weld large metal boxes together to form the shell of a railway carriage. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: 1950s

Background imageFactory Collection: Signwriters at work

Signwriters at work
A wonderful photograph by Heinz Zinram showing a master signwriter at work, with his younger collegue (or apprentice) behind. A study in concentration, accuracy and exactitude in the craftsmans art

Background imageFactory Collection: Shoe Factory Norwich

Shoe Factory Norwich
The interior of the Norvic shoe factory in Norwich. The women are sewing the shoes with Singer sewing machines as the pin ups of the era such as Cliff Richard look on Date: 1961

Background imageFactory Collection: Poster depicting the sorting of manganese ore

Poster depicting the sorting of manganese ore
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting the sorting of manganese ore. C.1930

Background imageFactory Collection: Poster depicting Timber Stacking

Poster depicting Timber Stacking
Poster for the Empire Marketing Board, depicting an elephant stacking timber. C.1930

Background imageFactory Collection: Two engineers using a measurement device

Two engineers using a measurement device
Two engineers use a precise measuring device to correctly ascertain the width of a circular metal ring. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: Late 1950s

Background imageFactory Collection: Dresden China Bells

Dresden China Bells
Bells being manufactured in Dresden, Germany, to build a carillon (a musical instrument made of bells which play in a chromatic sequence) which will play in a Berlin park. Date: 24 January 1930

Background imageFactory Collection: Clothing Factory 1963

Clothing Factory 1963
Rows of women working with sewing machines in a clothing factory in Hemel Hempstead Date: 1963

Background imageFactory Collection: Glassmaking - Cutting

Glassmaking - Cutting
Three men working in the glass industry, cutting a block of glass Date: 1933

Background imageFactory Collection: Making Brushes 1930S

Making Brushes 1930S
These women are fixing bristles into ivory hairbrush handles. Date: February 1933

Background imageFactory Collection: Overtime at a Christmas cracker factory by William Heath Rob

Overtime at a Christmas cracker factory by William Heath Rob
Colour illustration by William Heath Robinson depicting one of his usual contraptions designed to solve the increase in demand for Christmas crackers during the forthcoming festive season

Background imageFactory Collection: Largest Wireless Valve

Largest Wireless Valve
The worlds largest wireless valve, being made in a factory in Germany. Date: early 1930s




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