Machine room at Somervell Brothers, Netherfield, Kendal, Cumbria, 1862.

Machine room at Somervell Brothers, Netherfield, Kendal, Cumbria, 1862.
2 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 15cm

Description

Illustrated plate from 'Exhibition London 1862 - Illustrated Catalogue', showing around 100 women workers inside a large shoe factory. Founded in 1842, Somervell Brothers became a highly succesful shoe manufacturing company which later became K Shoemakers Ltd.

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