Shingler's apron, late 19th century.
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Shingler's apron, late 19th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Replica made in 1984 of an apron worn by shinglers (workers who procesed a mas of white-hot iron and slag) during the late 19th and early 20th century. The leather apron has a long history and remains unequalled for some areas of work. Its natural resilience gives the user excellent protection against all manner of hazards, such as metal and chemical splashes.
 

Image Ref.

10305052
 

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