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  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12137

    A factory worker makes the final adjustments to the Supercharger, which is now ready to be fitted to the engine at this factory, somewhere in Britain.

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12126

    A worker checks the alignment of the pinions in the reduction gear at this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. This gear will then be fitted to the Crank Case.

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12117

    Factory worker Lena Ralston machines Clutch Carrier Plates for operating the Boost mechanism at this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. She is profile-turning the face which carries the clutch plate. A pile of metal shavings can be seen...

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12125

    A wide view of the Crank Case assembly bay at this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. In the foreground, the cylinder studs are being fitted. These will hold the cylinder in place.

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12075

    Non-ferrous metal ingots, the raw materials for the Merlin engines which will be produced here, come into the factory on a roller track or conveyor belt and are transferred into separate 'stalls' by these female workers. According to the...

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12113

    A worker at this aircraft engine factory adds more information to the progress chart. Each section of the factory has its own chart and a check is kept on the number of parts produced. Too many of one part and too few of another would upset the balance...

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12093

    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...

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12105

    Mary Gordon operates a No 7 Ward combination lathe, producing sealing rings for the cylinder at this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. This is precision work, as an error of 0.001" would lead to the seizing up of the entire engine....

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12131

    Female workers attach the Induction Manifolds to the Cylinder Blocks, prior to the Blocks being fitted to the engine, at this aircraft engine factory somewhere in Britain.

  • A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

    A MERLIN IS MADE: THE PRODUCTION OF MERLIN ENGINES AT A ROLLS ROYCE FACTORY, 1942

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

    D 12095

    In the foundry of this aircraft engine factory, 2 cwt of molten aluminium is emptied into a cylinder head mould by workers in an operation known as the 'two-handed pour'.

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