'Making Corinthian Bagatelle Boards at their Hoxton factory', 1932.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a man asembling a child's toy at the Coronation company works in East London, taken by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald newspaper, 14 December 1932. A man at his workstation hammers nails into a bagatelle board. This was a very popular board game played with marbles and the precursor of the universal "pinball machines" found in amusement arcades all over the world. These boards are being made to meet Christmas orders.