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Dr Forbes-type bath thermometer, Europe, 1900-1939
Public Health & Hygiene
Bath thermometer, "Dr Forbes' specification", 1900-1939
Touchstone from Czechoslovakia, 1978
Modern touchstone from Czechoslovakia communicated by John Forbes of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths. Previous identifier: 1978-1.
The Munition Girls
Stanhope Alexander Forbes
Painting, [The Munition Girls] / by Stanhope Alexander Forbes, 1918. Oil on canvas; 40x 50" or 103x127cm, in decorative gilt frame 132x152x8.5cm. Signed and dated bottom left. Female operatives making 4.5-inch shells at the Kilnhurst Steel Works of John Baker and Co. Ltd., Rotherham; steel billets are re-heated in a separate furnace and, still glowing, moved by hand to a steam hydraulic press for forging. Mr. George Baker commissioned this scene "to produce a memento for our women workers", and each of them received a framed copy of it.