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Manufacture Collection

"From Clydebank to Kirkcaldy, the art thrives. Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd in Kirkcaldy showcases their craftsmanship with precision and expertise

Background imageManufacture Collection: Poster, I am a Silver Knight

Poster, I am a Silver Knight. I am a member of the Circle of Silver Knights, open to owners of Raleigh, Rudge and Humber tricycles. Let us show you the latest models

Background imageManufacture Collection: Singer Sewing Machines - factory in Clydebank

Singer Sewing Machines - factory in Clydebank, Scotland. 1932

Background imageManufacture Collection: Tate & Lyle Refinery

Tate & Lyle Refinery
A coastal barge sailing by the famous Tate and Lyle sugar refinery works, Plaistow Wharf, off Silvertown, North Woolwich, east London

Background imageManufacture Collection: Various shoemaking tools

Various shoemaking tools
Various tools used by a shoemaker or cobbler, including scissors, pliers, hammers, a skewer, a ruler and strong thread

Background imageManufacture Collection: Supermarine Spitfire manufacture October 1943

Supermarine Spitfire manufacture October 1943
Supermarine Spitfire manufacture, October 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageManufacture Collection: Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon

Building Diesel Locomotives in Swindon
Engineers nearing completion on the first of 35 2, 700 hp diesel-hydraulic locomotives built at the Swindon Works for the Western Region

Background imageManufacture Collection: German propaganda poster, WW1

German propaganda poster, WW1
German propaganda poster, encouraging women to work in the Home Army during the First World War, for example by working in munitions factories to make grenades for soldiers to use. Date: 1914-1918

Background imageManufacture Collection: Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown

Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown
Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960

Background imageManufacture Collection: WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help

WW2 poster, To Victory -- With Our Help! Pilots profile with Hawker Hurricanes. Printed by Massey-Harris for distribution in England. Date: circa 1942

Background imageManufacture Collection: Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s

Blowing glass in a British factory, 1800s
Workers in a crown-glass factory, Great Britain, early 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageManufacture Collection: Merrimac Hat Factory, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA

Merrimac Hat Factory, Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA
Merrimac Hat Factory, on the Merrimac River at Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageManufacture Collection: Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy

Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Kirkcaldy
Advert for Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd, Manufacturers of Floor Cloth, Linoleum and Cork Carpet, Kirkcaldy, Scotland. 1905

Background imageManufacture Collection: Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding

Wallsend-on-Tyne - Shipbuilding and the BP Tanker British Hazel in dock. Date: 1963

Background imageManufacture Collection: Tailoring tools

Tailoring tools
Tools used in tailoring, including scissors, needle and thread, chalk, measuring tape, a ruler and a smoothing iron

Background imageManufacture Collection: Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke

Poster design, Grimwade Fine Art Pottery, Stoke. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageManufacture Collection: Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA

Greetings from Akron, Ohio, USA
Greetings postcard from Akron, Ohio, USA, rubber manufacturing center of the world, showing the Goodyear Memorial and a rubber tyre shape containing three scenes (Firestone, Goodrich and Goodyear)

Background imageManufacture Collection: Bryant and May Match Factory

Bryant and May Match Factory
Girls feeding a machine at the Bryant & May match factory, in Bow, East London, at the time a tax on matches was being discussed in the budget. Date: 1916

Background imageManufacture Collection: Welsh woman with spinning wheel, Wales

Welsh woman with spinning wheel, Wales
Welsh woman outside a cottage with a spinning wheel, Wales. Date: late 19th century

Background imageManufacture Collection: General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, USA

General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, USA
General Electric Company buildings at Schenectady, New York State, USA

Background imageManufacture Collection: Cyclops Works, making Bessemer steel, 1916

Cyclops Works, making Bessemer steel, 1916
Cammell Laird and Co. Ltd. (1903) evolved from: Johnson, Cammell and Co. (1837), later Charles Cammell and Co Ltd (1864) amalgamating with Laird Brothers of Birkenhead

Background imageManufacture Collection: The Ovaltine Factory and Farms, Kings Langley

The Ovaltine Factory and Farms, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageManufacture Collection: Manufacture of cork balls at Chingford General view of the house 28 November 1922

Manufacture of cork balls at Chingford General view of the house 28 November 1922

Background imageManufacture Collection: Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s

Glass factory workers in Britain, 1800s
Manufacturing glass at a flint-glass factory, Great Britain, 1800s. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageManufacture Collection: Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890

Glenlivet Scotch Whisky distillery 1890
Six thousand barrels of whisky in a bonded warehouse on the ground floor, Edinburgh, Scotland, proprietors Andrew Usher and Co. 1890

Background imageManufacture Collection: 1966 Lotus Europa Series 1 prototype in factory. Creator: Unknown

1966 Lotus Europa Series 1 prototype in factory. Creator: Unknown
1966 Lotus Europa Series 1 prototype in factory

Background imageManufacture Collection: Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire

Horrockses, Crewdson & Co Ltd, Preston, Lancashire, office and factory -- trade design. 1920

Background imageManufacture Collection: How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA

How Navajo Indian Rugs are made - USA Date: circa 1930s

Background imageManufacture Collection: Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales

Porthgain lime workings, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
View of Porthgain lime workings on the Pembrokeshire coast, West Wales. Limestone was shipped in from South Pembrokeshire to produce lime

Background imageManufacture Collection: Victorian Shoemaker

Victorian Shoemaker
A Victorian shoemaker in his workshop

Background imageManufacture Collection: Two Cobblers Mend Shoes

Two Cobblers Mend Shoes
Two cobblers, seated on a low bench in their workshop, set about repairing shoes and fitting new soles

Background imageManufacture Collection: Oldbury Factories

Oldbury Factories
A West Midlands town known for its manufacture of iron and steel tubes, chemical and engineering products - hence such an out put of smoke !

Background imageManufacture Collection: Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure illustration, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, showing the Footshape Works where the boots and shoes are made, with addresses of branches below, in London, Bradford, Brighton and Leicester

Background imageManufacture Collection: New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills

New Lanark Mills, Scotland. Robert Owens (1771-1858) model community of cotton mills, housing, education, worlds first day nursery, evening classes, village shop (beginning of Co-operative movement)

Background imageManufacture Collection: ORGAN MANUFACTURE, 1770. The manufacture of pipe organs. Line engraving by Pierre Claude

ORGAN MANUFACTURE, 1770. The manufacture of pipe organs. Line engraving by Pierre Claude Delagardette, from l Art du Facteur d Orgues, compiled by Dom François B

Background imageManufacture Collection: Shaping metal with a steam hammer

Shaping metal with a steam hammer
Two metalworkers use a clamp and chain to hold a large piece of metal in place while it is shaped by a pneumatic steam hammer

Background imageManufacture Collection: Boy Repairs Boots / 1930

Boy Repairs Boots / 1930
A boy is taught to mend his own boots in classes at a London School

Background imageManufacture Collection: Hatter Circa 1850

Hatter Circa 1850
A London hatmaker blocks a gentlemans top hat : the body of the hat is made from rabbit fur, covered with beaver fur, and shaped according to the fashion of the day

Background imageManufacture Collection: Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton

Brochure cover, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton
Brochure cover design, W Barratt & Co Ltd, Northampton, advertising boots by post, with a circular illustration of the Footshape Works where the boots are made. Date: 20th century

Background imageManufacture Collection: Village Cobbler 1937

Village Cobbler 1937
The village cobbler working by the light of his oil lamp in his workshop in Congresbury, Somerset, England

Background imageManufacture Collection: Wellington Construction

Wellington Construction
Assembly of a Wellington bomber at the Vickers factory. This was the RAFs standard light bomber at the outbreak of World War Two

Background imageManufacture Collection: B. S. A. Military Pattern Air Rifles

B. S. A. Military Pattern Air Rifles
B.S.A. Military Pattern Air Rifles, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageManufacture Collection: B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company

B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company
B.S.A. Air Rifles, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageManufacture Collection: Dyeing and Winding Silk, from China in a Series of Views

Dyeing and Winding Silk, from China in a Series of Views
STC89200 Dyeing and Winding Silk, from China in a Series of Views by George Newenham Wright (c.1790-1877) engraved by G. Paterson, 1843 (coloured engraving) by Allom

Background imageManufacture Collection: Inside the factory of Messrs WM Lawrence and Co, Colwick, Nottingham

Inside the factory of Messrs WM Lawrence and Co, Colwick, Nottingham. Aircrafts are being made in one half of the factory, and furniture in the other half. Picture taken 23rd October 1944

Background imageManufacture Collection: RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Zapotec Civilization

RIVERA, Diego (1886-1957). Zapotec Civilization. 1947. Mural Pre-Hispanic Mexico and Colony in the corridor of the north wall. Detail

Background imageManufacture Collection: BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil

BRAZIL: COFFEE PRODUCTION. Spreading coffee beans for drying at a farm in Brazil. Photograph, c1940

Background imageManufacture Collection: Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness

Messrs Vickers Iron Foundry - Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, England. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageManufacture Collection: Allis-Chalmers Company plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Allis-Chalmers Company plant, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, manufacturers of agricultural machinery such as tractors. Date: circa 1909



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"From Clydebank to Kirkcaldy, the art thrives. Advert, Barry, Ostlere & Shepherd Ltd in Kirkcaldy showcases their craftsmanship with precision and expertise. The Singer Sewing Machines factory in Clydebank hums with innovation as it produces machines that revolutionize the textile industry. In another corner of Britain, skilled hands meticulously shape various shoemaking tools, ensuring quality and durability for every step taken. Swindon becomes a hub of ingenuity as diesel locomotives roll off the assembly line, ready to power the nation's railways. The Tate & Lyle Refinery stands tall as it refines sugar into sweet perfection, satisfying taste buds across the land. A German propaganda poster from WW1 reminds us of how manufacturing can be used for both good and ill. October 1943 witnesses a remarkable feat as Supermarine Spitfires take flight from factories dedicated to their manufacture. A powerful symbol of resilience during WWII is captured in the iconic poster 'To Victory - With Our Help'. Traveling back in time to the 1800s, we witness artisans blowing glass in a British factory; their skill creating delicate masterpieces that captivate all who behold them. Across the Atlantic Ocean lies Merrimac Hat Factory in Amesbury, Massachusetts – where creativity meets functionality under one roof. The Cyclops Works echoes with clanging hammers forging Bessemer steel; an essential component driving industrial progress during World War I. Wallsend-on-Tyne proudly carries on its shipbuilding legacy – crafting vessels that conquer mighty oceans and connect nations together. " Manufacture: where dreams are transformed into reality through dedication and craftsmanship.