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'Making Ploughshares at the Britannia Works, Bedford', 1874.

'Making Ploughshares at the Britannia Works, Bedford', 1874.
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm


Engraved plate taken from the 'Illustrated London News', showing a view inside the Britannia Ironworks in Bedford, a factory manufacturing agricultural machinery. A track runs down the centre of the factory, on which runs a small vehicle carrying the molten iron. This is poured into moulds on the right. The resulting shapes are fashioned into plough blades on the left.

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