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Cement Collection

"Cement: A Revolutionary Building Material that Transformed the Construction Industry" Mixing treated asbestos fibre with cement may sound unconventional today

Background imageCement Collection: Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine

Mixing treated asbestos fibre, Heath Robinson machine
Efficient plant for the successful mixing of treated asbestos fibre with cement. A drawing done by William Heath Robinson for Turners Asbestos Cement Co

Background imageCement Collection: Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson

Patent double action grinder for asbestos by Heath Robinson
A patent double-action grinder for mashing asbestos fibre - a drawing done for Turners Asbestos Cement Co by William Heath Robinson, renowned for his machines and convoluted contraptions. Date: c.1925

Background imageCement Collection: Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis
The Lower Jurassic cliffs incorporating Lower Lias and Charmouth Mudstone rocks, Charmouth, Dorset, UK

Background imageCement Collection: Workmen with Early Cement Mixer, Unknown Location, England

Workmen with Early Cement Mixer, Unknown Location, England. Date: 1920s

Background imageCement Collection: Concrete Transporter

Concrete Transporter
A builder climbing into a ready-mix concrete transporter lorry

Background imageCement Collection: Cemento Bon1 (neve)

Cemento Bon1 (neve)
andrea de ranieri

Background imageCement Collection: Cemento Br1 (giovenca)

Cemento Br1 (giovenca)
andrea de ranieri

Background imageCement Collection: View of a cement quarry in Grenoble Isere (a cement quarry near Grenoble, Isere)

View of a cement quarry in Grenoble Isere (a cement quarry near Grenoble, Isere)
ELD4938134 View of a cement quarry in Grenoble Isere (a cement quarry near Grenoble, Isere) Engraving from " Le magasin picturesque" 1862 Private collection; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCement Collection: Cyclopean masonry in Morea (Peloponnese), ancient Greece (The Cyclopean ruins of the Peloponnese)

Cyclopean masonry in Morea (Peloponnese), ancient Greece (The Cyclopean ruins of the Peloponnese)
FLO4576798 Cyclopean masonry in Morea (Peloponnese), ancient Greece (The Cyclopean ruins of the Peloponnese, testify to maconery in ancient Greece)

Background imageCement Collection: Pont du Gard, Nimes, southern France, Roman aqueduct (no cement used) built in 18 BC

Pont du Gard, Nimes, southern France, Roman aqueduct (no cement used) built in 18 BC. 19th century (lithograph)
536594 Pont du Gard, Nimes, southern France, Roman aqueduct (no cement used) built in 18 BC. 19th century (lithograph); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCement Collection: Burham Brick, Pottery and Cement Works, Kent (engraving)

Burham Brick, Pottery and Cement Works, Kent (engraving)
8676964 Burham Brick, Pottery and Cement Works, Kent (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burham Brick, Pottery and Cement Works, Kent)

Background imageCement Collection: Cement kilns at Burham Brick Works, Kent (engraving)

Cement kilns at Burham Brick Works, Kent (engraving)
8676921 Cement kilns at Burham Brick Works, Kent (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cement kilns at Burham Brick Works, Kent)

Background imageCement Collection: View of Vicat cement factories in Genevrey, Isere, 1915 (b/w photo)

View of Vicat cement factories in Genevrey, Isere, 1915 (b/w photo)
ELD4937767 View of Vicat cement factories in Genevrey, Isere, 1915 (b/w photo); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of Vicat cement factories in Genevrey)

Background imageCement Collection: Exploitation of the cements of the Porte de France (Porte-de-France, near Grenoble, Isere)

Exploitation of the cements of the Porte de France (Porte-de-France, near Grenoble, Isere)
PCT4292784 Exploitation of the cements of the Porte de France (Porte-de-France, near Grenoble, Isere, Dauphine) at the end of the 19th century

Background imageCement Collection: The Next Goal

The Next Goal
Yaser Jafarikhah

Background imageCement Collection: President Cleveland and others repairing a statue, 1893

President Cleveland and others repairing a statue, 1893
1576805 President Cleveland and others repairing a statue, 1893; (add.info.: Restoring "prosperity" President Cleveland)

Background imageCement Collection: Lime Kilns: burning limestone to produce lime for cement and mortar, and for agricultural use

Lime Kilns: burning limestone to produce lime for cement and mortar, and for agricultural use. Wood engraving 1872
535996 Lime Kilns: burning limestone to produce lime for cement and mortar, and for agricultural use. Wood engraving 1872; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCement Collection: Portland cement plant (litho)

Portland cement plant (litho)
8663603 Portland cement plant (litho) by Kranz, Wilhelm (1853-1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: Section through a Portland cement plant)

Background imageCement Collection: Portland cement plant (litho)

Portland cement plant (litho)
8663602 Portland cement plant (litho) by Kranz, Wilhelm (1853-1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: Section through a Portland cement plant)

Background imageCement Collection: Section of Thames Tunnel (1825-1843) showing men at work in shield (right)

Section of Thames Tunnel (1825-1843) showing men at work in shield (right) while others take away spoil
530612 Section of Thames Tunnel (1825-1843) showing men at work in shield (right) while others take away spoil. Picture also shows construction of arched masonry lining using Roman cement behind

Background imageCement Collection: Masonic Symbolism, 1850

Masonic Symbolism, 1850
3478438 Masonic Symbolism, 1850; (add.info.: Illustration depicting Masonic Symbolism: Sun and Moon (God's power, eternity, omnipresence and benevolence)

Background imageCement Collection: lost

lost
Klaus Lenzen

Background imageCement Collection: Cement Factory 1

Cement Factory 1
Essam Abdollh Al Hedek

Background imageCement Collection: Built to Last

Built to Last
Paulo Abrantes

Background imageCement Collection: Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. Creator: Smyth

Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. Creator: Smyth
Dock No. 2 at Chatham Yard, recently opened, 1858. The Dock recently completed at Chatham, known as No. 2 Dock...was commenced in October, 1855, and completed in October of the present year

Background imageCement Collection: Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment armé, 1917. Creator: Unknown

Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment armé, 1917. Creator: Unknown
Sur le massif de Moronvilliers; Sur le Teton: blockhaus en ciment arme, 1917. First World War: on the Moronvilliers Hills; on the breast of the hill, blockhouse in reinforced cement

Background imageCement Collection: The Hours, 1918. Creator: Richard Roland Holst

The Hours, 1918. Creator: Richard Roland Holst
The Hours, 1918

Background imageCement Collection: The Architect, 1919. Creator: Richard Roland Holst

The Architect, 1919. Creator: Richard Roland Holst
The Architect, 1919

Background imageCement Collection: Night, 1915. Creator: Richard Roland Holst

Night, 1915. Creator: Richard Roland Holst
Night, 1915

Background imageCement Collection: Recollection, 1913. Creator: Richard Roland Holst

Recollection, 1913. Creator: Richard Roland Holst
Recollection, 1913

Background imageCement Collection: Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917

Background imageCement Collection: Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Fort McHenry, Cement Gun Used in Building Camp, 1917

Background imageCement Collection: The Tanner's Council, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. The Tanner's Council

The Tanner's Council, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. The Tanner's Council
The Tanner's [sic] Council, between 1910 and 1920. USA. Signs: Rooms for Rent; Furnished Rooms; The Tanners Council of the United States of America; Drugs'

Background imageCement Collection: 1974 Austrian Grand Prix

1974 Austrian Grand Prix. Osterreichring, Zeltweg, Austria. 16-18 August 1974. Dieter Quester, Surtees TS16 Ford, leads Ian Ashley, Token RJ02 Ford. Ref: 74AUT11. World Copyright - LAT Photographic

Background imageCement Collection: Giant hand sculpture (Mano De Desierto) rises from the sands of the Atacama Desert, Chile

Giant hand sculpture (Mano De Desierto) rises from the sands of the Atacama Desert, Chile
Giant hand sculpture (Mano De Desierto constructed by Chilean sculptor Mario Irarrzabal) rises from the desolate Atacama Desert, along the Pan American Highway; South of Antofagasta, Chile

Background imageCement Collection: Into the unknown

Into the unknown
Kai T. Støyva

Background imageCement Collection: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Beach with palm trees

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Beach with palm trees

Background imageCement Collection: Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Beach on Ocean Blvd

Florida, Fort Lauderdale, Beach on Ocean Blvd

Background imageCement Collection: Florida, South Florida, woman running under the Juno beach pier

Florida, South Florida, woman running under the Juno beach pier

Background imageCement Collection: USA, Florida, Miami, Frost Art Museum

USA, Florida, Miami, Frost Art Museum

Background imageCement Collection: Florida, Boca Raton, BRiC (Boca Raton Industrial Campus. Developed in the 1960's by IBM)

Florida, Boca Raton, BRiC (Boca Raton Industrial Campus. Developed in the 1960's by IBM)

Background imageCement Collection: Plymax cross-section, plywood board from Venesta Limited

Plymax cross-section, plywood board from Venesta Limited
Photograph of a Plymax cross-section, a plywood board trademarked by Venesta Limited. The boards are covered on one side or both sides with metal sheets

Background imageCement Collection: Plate 505. Bricklaying, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)

Plate 505. Bricklaying, 1872-85 (collotype on paper)
3950353 Plate 505. Bricklaying, 1872-85 (collotype on paper) by Muybridge, Eadweard (1830-1904); 22.5x34.8 cm; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Background imageCement Collection: Doing it just like the builders do, a hive of industry going on in the new

Doing it just like the builders do, a hive of industry going on in the new childrens playground opened on the blitz site of St. Lukes Church, Peckham, London

Background imageCement Collection: Concrete batching plant JLP01_01_006_09

Concrete batching plant JLP01_01_006_09
FILTON AIRFIELD, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A concrete batching plant, with a Laing truck being loaded in the foreground, at Filton Airfield during the construction of a new runway

Background imageCement Collection: A general view shows rising smoke from a Syrian regime controlled cement factory

A general view shows rising smoke from a Syrian regime controlled cement factory, in Aleppo, Syria August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Background imageCement Collection: Road on dam on Roselend lake (Lac de Roselend). France Alps (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)

Road on dam on Roselend lake (Lac de Roselend). France Alps (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes). Landscape photography Road on dam on Roselend lake (Lac de Roselend). France Alps (Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes)

Background imageCement Collection: Marble texture. Abstract background for posters, cards, invitati

Marble texture. Abstract background for posters, cards, invitati Marble texture. Abstract background for posters, cards, invitations, wallpapers High resolution photo



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"Cement: A Revolutionary Building Material that Transformed the Construction Industry" Mixing treated asbestos fibre with cement may sound unconventional today, but it was a common practice in the past. The innovative mind of Heath Robinson brought forth a double action grinder for asbestos, revolutionizing its use in construction. In an unknown location in England, workmen can be seen operating an early cement mixer. This simple yet effective machine paved the way for efficient concrete mixing and laid the foundation for modern construction techniques. Concrete Transporter - a true game-changer. This invention facilitated the transportation of large quantities of concrete to various construction sites, reducing manual labor and expediting project timelines. The Batchelor Monoplane took flight, showcasing how even aviation embraced cement's versatility. Its lightweight structure made possible by incorporating this remarkable material allowed engineers to push boundaries and reach new heights. Turner's Asbestos Cement Advertisement captured attention with its promise of durability and fire resistance. Architects and builders alike recognized these qualities as essential when designing structures that could withstand the test of time. Architectural drawings depicting residential flats showcased how architects seamlessly integrated cement into their designs. From axonometric perspectives to detailed illustrations, these visionary plans demonstrated both functionality and aesthetic appeal. As architectural competitions heated up, one design stood out among others – the Residential Flats Architectural Competition Winner. With cement as its cornerstone, this winning design exemplified innovation while meeting society's growing demand for affordable housing solutions. Cement has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on our built environment. From humble beginnings mixing asbestos fiber to cutting-edge architectural masterpieces, it continues to shape our cities' skylines worldwide.