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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

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    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...

  • 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

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    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 12076

    A female worker carries out Izod impact testing in the material and mechanical test department of this factory, looking at the point at which bar material fractures. This test involves striking the material with a weighted pendulum, clearly visible in...

  • 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

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    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 12108

    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.

  • 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

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    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'.

  • 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 12077

    Scientists at work in the laboratory at this aircraft engine factory. Chemical analysis is used to confirm materials testing and investigations are also carried out into electro-plating, pickling, etching and the development of oils and coolants. In...

  • 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 12139

    An engineer stands at his Control Panel in the Test Bed of this aircraft engine factory, somewhere in Britain. Through the window can be seen an engine which is being tested. Many complex tests are carried out, including coolant temperatures and...

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