Operating Potter and Johnson Automatic Lathe…

Made:
1915-1918 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

A photograph entitled 'Operating Potter and Johnson Automatic Lathe - rough boring, facing and finish boring aluminium pistons for Clerget rotary engine', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918. The photograph shows a woman working in a British factory, a man works on the machine behind her. This photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'.

A photograph entitled 'Operating Potter and Johnson Automatic Lathe - rough boring, facing and finish boring aluminium pistons for Clerget rotary engine', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918.

The photograph shows a woman working in a British factory, a man works on the machine behind her.

During the first world war, many British women took up what was traditionally seen as men's work to support the war effort. This photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1994-5019/56
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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