A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942
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Two workers at this aircraft engine factory work together to test the temperature of molten metal before it is put into a mould. The metal has to be 720 degrees C before it can be moulded. Mr A Hamid inserts the thermocouple of the pyrometer into the molten metal and waits for the thumbs-up signal from his colleague, as she lets him know that the correct temperature has been reached. According to the original caption, Mr Hamid, who is from India, was discharged from the army on medical grounds.