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  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14762

    A close-up view showing knitted woollen jackets being fitted the glass flasks of sticky bombs at a factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. The jackets are fastened by means of a drawstring around the neck of the flask. The woollen jackets will soon be...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14765

    At a factory producing 'Sticky Bombs', foreman Arthur Garner (left) and John Clews shovel some of the raw constituents of the adhesive mixture used on the bombs down a chute to a large vat on the floor below, where these ingredients will be...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14756

    A wide view of women at work at rows of tables in the factory workshop where sticky bombs are made. The glass flasks which form the main body of the bombs, some already in their woollen jackets, can be clearly seen piled on the tables.

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14770

    Once the adhesive has dried sufficiently, Mrs F Beard (back to camera) and Mrs E MacGregor remove sticky bombs from the drying racks and fit them into their protective metal casings. These casings prevent the bombs from sticking to anything whilst in...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14768

    At the workshop producing sticky bombs somewhere in Britain, the director, Mr A L Sinclair (holding the sticky bomb) and the technical manager, Mr H K Hartley (wearing a white coat) discuss ways in which to make the already very sticky adhesive even...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14766

    In a factory producing 'Sticky Bombs', Bill Burgess stands beside the large vat in which the adhesive is mixed. The raw constituents of the adhesive enter the vat via the large chute on the left hand side of the photograph. The constituents...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14761

    Women war workers fit knitted woollen jackets onto the glass flasks of sticky bombs at a factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. The women, including Mrs B Colman (nearest to the camera) and Miss H Brearley (centre), fasten the jackets by means of a...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14763

    Factory worker John R Jones uses a hammer to break up a large block of resin, one of the main constituents used in the production of the adhesive mixture used on 'Sticky Bombs'.

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14769

    New adhesives are tested by staff in the laboratory of a sticky bomb factory workshop, somewhere in Britain. Left to right, they are: Miss S Aitchison, Mr R W Cooper and Mr H K Hartley, the technical manager. The aim is to try to make the already very...

  • STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    STICKY BOMB: THE PRODUCTION OF THE No 74 GRENADE IN BRITAIN, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 14774

    A glass flask is examined to gauge the depth of the neck of the flask at a factory producing sticky bombs somewhere in Britain. These glass flasks form the main body of the bomb and are covered in an adhesive coating and protective casing before being...

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