Asbestos suit

Made:
1936-01-30 in United Kingdom
maker:
Harold Tomlin
Asbestos suit
      A photograph of a woman arranging an asbestos suit for exhibition

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Asbestos suit A photograph of a woman arranging an asbestos suit for exhibition
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A photograph of a woman arranging an asbestos suit for exhibition, taken in January 1936 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.

Asbestos suits like this were designed to protect fire-fighters from the effects of heat. This suit was displayed as part of an exhibition of aerodrome and aviation equipment at British Industries House in Westminster, London.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/E06868
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford