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Manufacturing munitions, around 1916
 
   
Manufacturing munitions, around 1916
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Brief Description: Huntley & Palmers machine shop making munitions during the First World War
Subject Date: First World War
 
Full Description: In September 1915 Alfred Palmer agreed to make shell cases for the war effort. As pressure increased from the Home Office to release more male workers, women were transferred from Packing to the Engineering Department and were trained on the spot. This was an unheard of step for a firm which had always segregated male and female operatives. Before long they were turning out 900 shell cases a week. Out of the 60,000 delivered, less than one hundred were substandard.
 
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Place: Machine shop, Huntley & Palmers Factory, Gasworks Road, Reading, Berkshire
Dimensions: Height: 35.5cm, Width: 45.0cm
Subject: trade <food mfr>, war, working life, arms and armour <ammunition>, industry, interior, portrait, munitions, workshop, machine, social history, war, arms and armour, trade
Content Type: photograph
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1996.197.11
Unique ID: rm-rm-1996_197_11~1_084-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
 
 
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