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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 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.
Farmer Gilbert Mitchell and his tractor driver Mr C Rogers look up at an aircraft (not pictured) as they go about their daily work on the fields on the edge of the White Cliffs of Dover.
Jane Wales checks the lengths and parallels of a Camshaft Bush on a Comparator, which registers an error of 0.0001 of an inch. The inspection section of this aircraft factory is attached to the machine shop and checks all diameters, lengths and other...
part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer
The Prime Minister Winston Churchill helps to build a pillbox at Canford Cliffs, Poole, England, during a visit to Southern Command on 17 July 1940.
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.
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....
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 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 view of the notice board at this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. Notices for dances and other social events and activities can be seen, as can an important notice warning workers about oil dermatitis which can cause blisters on the skin.