Workers at George Spill & Company, Stepney Green, London, 1855-1864.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Workers at George Spill & Company, Stepney Green, London, 1855-1864.

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Description

Engraving in a gilt-edged roundel, showing factory workers and steam-powered machinery at Spill's textile waterproofing works. Established in 1844, George Spill & Co were manufacturers of India rubber and oiled waterproof clothing, including groundsheets for soldiers. Rubber was spread onto cloth to make the fabric waterproof.
 

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10418587
 

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