At work - Industry (page 5)

Annealing laminated glass in a furnace at Pilkingtons Glassworks, Saint Helens, in 1960 Marking-out thick steel discs before cutting them out as flanges to weld onto large pipes in 1962 A funnel cowl being fitted at Cammell Lairds in 1960, long before the "Funnel Cowl" was a fashion accessory! An English Electric motor assembly line in 1948. These were destined to be used in the first post-war washing machines Producing the aluminium chassis for early Televisions manufactured at English Electric, Liverpool, in 1948
Loading crates full of machinery and spare parts marked "Demerara" onto a ship at Liverpool docks in 1961 Exporting crates marked "Robot Beet Harvesters" on a ship at Liverpool Docks in 1952. Can anybody give more information? Draughtswoman working on plans at Cammell Lairds in 1962, using a traditional Technical Drawing set of pens, dividers and compasses Setting Turbine rotor blades in a large marine engine at Cammell Lairds in 1962 Loading frozen New Zealand lamb onto lorries at Liverpool Docks in 1959
Chimney at the Chester Lead Works being demolished in 1958. The area is now residential, with only street names left as a memento Maintenance work on a lifeboat davit in situ on a ship at Cammell Lairds in 1947. No safety gear in evidence. - It's true: "the past is a "foreign country"! Blocks being knocked-away to launch a ship at Cammell Lairds in 1957. Once again, no wonder industrial injuries were so common! Testing the strength of anchor chains and rings at Cammell Lairds in 1956 Packing Kraft "Dairylea" cheese triangles in their familiar round packaging, in 1959
Casting a small propeller or Bronze fitment at Stone Manganese, on the Dock Road, Birkenhead, in 1963 A visit to the Sick Bay at a large factory, - probably English Electric, in 1960. Most minor injuries could be dealt with on site. Splicing steel cables at Cammell Lairds in 1957. This was a highly skilled, dirty and dangerous job, so it's no wonder no-one wants to do it today. Painting a ship's funnel as part of a new livery due to a change of ownership, at Cammell Lairds in 1957 Building an early "Triton" oil rig at Cammell Lairds in 1963. Is the Triton rig in the North Sea now any connection?, please let us know
Testing chains at Cammell Lairds in 1956. There are festoons of chains all around this workshop! Building the Tate & Lyle Sugar Conveyor and Silo beside Liverpool's Overhead Railway in 1955 Laying a new surface on a road in North Wales in 1959. That motorised road-roller looks heavy on that gradient! A vacuum system being tested for transferring grain from one vessel to another, in 1960 Glass casting at Ravenhead Glass Works, Near Colliery in Lancashire, in 1963
Go to Page:
Giving a final polish to a Pilkington's plate glass mirror, made with the new "float glass" in 1956 A finished Bronze propeller starts its journey to the shipyard from Stone Manganese Marine in 1960 Making toy Jeeps as part of a post-war plan to utilise the skills of workers at English Electric, 1947 A workshop making pressed steel photo frames, using a pre-electric overhead belt-drive system in 1947