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Machinist at the BSA Factory, Small Heath, Birmingham seen here manufacturing front forks

Machinist at the BSA Factory, Small Heath, Birmingham seen here manufacturing front forks


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Machinist at the BSA Factory, Small Heath, Birmingham seen here manufacturing front forks

Machinist at the BSA Factory, Small Heath, Birmingham seen here manufacturing front forks for BSA motorcycles. Circa 1965

Staff
Birmingham Post and Mail Archive
Mirrorpix
Birmingham
West Midlands
England
S1679

Media ID 21825421

© Mirrorpix

Engineering Factory Industry And Work Lathe Machine Machinery Sixties 1965 Factory Floor West Midlands


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This print takes us back to the bustling BSA Factory in Small Heath, Birmingham during the swinging sixties. The image showcases a skilled machinist diligently crafting front forks for iconic BSA motorcycles, providing a glimpse into the heart of British engineering excellence. Amidst the organized chaos of the factory floor, this photograph beautifully captures a moment frozen in time. The machinist, an empowered woman breaking barriers in a male-dominated industry, expertly operates her lathe with precision and finesse. Her focused expression reflects both dedication and pride as she contributes to the creation of these two-wheeled marvels. The machinery surrounding her is a testament to technological advancements of that era. Each cog and lever working harmoniously together symbolizes not only progress but also represents countless hours spent perfecting every detail that would make BSA motorcycles renowned worldwide. Located in England's West Midlands region, this factory was more than just bricks and mortar; it was an emblem of industrial prowess. It stood as a beacon for hard work, innovation, and craftsmanship that defined Britain's manufacturing heritage. As we gaze upon this remarkable photograph from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to an era when factories hummed with activity and dreams were built on assembly lines. It serves as a poignant reminder of our collective past while honoring those who dedicated their lives to shaping our industrial landscape.

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