Operating a paint grinding machine, 1933.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a man operating a machine for making paint at the Jenson and Nicholson Ltd Robbialac Works in Stratford, London, taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 1 February, 1933. The machine grinds pure colour down to make enamel paint. The popular Robbialac brand of paint had been used on motor cars and aeroplanes since World War One. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.