Foundry workers making springs, Sheffield, 1914-1918.

Skinner, E F

Foundry workers making springs, Sheffield, 1914-1918.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


Oil painting by E F Skinner showing the interior of Grimesthorpe Steel and Ordnance Works, Sheffield, with foundry workers coiling and setting springs. In the background two men tend to a spring which is being coiled on a machine. In the foreground, to the left, another spring is set and adjusted while hot, near a hearth, and to right an immersion tank is ready for hardening and tempering the springs. Painted during WW1 as a commision by Cammell Laird, for reproduction as postcards to be sold in aid of the British Red Cros.

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