Toolbox owned by Bob Watkins

Made:
c1965 in Altrincham

Toolbox used by Bob Watkins during his apprenticeship at Linotype & Machinery Co.

This toolbox holds tools made by Bob Watkins in the 1960s. As part of the five year apprenticeship, in order to learn the main processes involved in mechanical engineering, namely turning, shaping, milling, grinding, fitting and drilling, Linotype apprentices like Bob Watkins were required to make their own set of tools, which formed part of the toolkit they used out on the factory floor.

Details

Category:
Printing & Writing
Object Number:
2015-2019/44
type:
toolbox
credit:
Gift of Bob Watkins

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