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Factory Collection (#3)

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

Background imageFactory Collection: U. S. S. PLYMOUTH (PG 57)

U. S. S. PLYMOUTH (PG 57)
Built for Mrs Alva Vanderbilt in 1931 at the Krupp factory, Kiel, Germany, the Alva was given to the U.S. navy in 1941 and renamed U.S.S. Plymouth. Torpedoed by a U-boat in 1943. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Testing Seed Potatoes

Testing Seed Potatoes
A man and woman testing seed potatoes, Germany. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Making Handbags

Making Handbags
Men and women working together in a factory, making handbags with sewing machines. Date: early 1930s

Background imageFactory Collection: Making Toys at Factory

Making Toys at Factory
In a London factory, two women workers attend to the last minute orders for Christmas; here a stack of toy locomotive engines await dispatch Date: 27 November 1929

Background imageFactory Collection: Making Model Trains

Making Model Trains
Two skilled young women making toy locomotives in a British factory. The engines are carefully cut and bent into shape and then hand painted. Date: 1920s




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