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A striking photograph of a completed South African Railways 15F class locomotive being steam tested at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain. The engine has all cylinder joints tested under full boiler pressure.
Workers stream through the gates of a Glasgow shipyard as they leave work for the lunchtime break. The huge structure of a ship 'skeleton' surrounded by timber scaffolding and several large cranes, just on the other side of the gates,...
A scientist in the research department of a car factory somewhere in Britain operates apparatus known as a 'wear and lubricant testing machine'. According to the original caption: "There are only three more like it in the world. It is...
A craftsman welds the top of a dome casing at a large locomotive works, somewhere in Britain.
part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer
As part of their training at a colliery near Canterbury, 'Bevin Boys' throw pit props onto piles during a Physical Training lesson with their ex-army instructor Alex Hamilton. According to the original caption "PT is specialised; is...
At the entrance to Birmingham New Street railway station, Vera Elliott stands with other new arrivals for factory work as they are split into groups, with each group being sent to a different factory. A Ministry of Labour guide is in charge of each...
A craftsman welds the firehole plates of a South African Railways 15F type locomotive, at a large locomotive works somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption "electric welding is proving satisfactory in many applications to the...
A car is tested for waterproofing at a factory, somewhere in Britain. According to the original caption, "the artificial downpour exceeds the heaviest rain ever experienced in Great Britain and it is aimed at the car from every angle".
Workers at this sugar beet factory shovel wet beet pulp into trucks for transport back to the farms which supplied the beet in the first place. Farmers are supplied with free beet pulp in proportion to the amount of beet they originally supplied.
A busy scene showing the huge scale of sugar beet operations. Lorries bring large loads of beets into the unloading area of this factory throughout the day, adding to the massive piles of sugar beet already awaiting processing.