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Boring Collection

Background imageBoring Collection: Coal Mining Operations

Coal Mining Operations
Mining operations, drilling and boring, showing equipment and cross-section of mine. Date: 19th century

Background imageBoring Collection: Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales

Tunnel construction, Great Western Railway, South Wales
Tunnel construction taking place on the Great Western Railway, somewhere in South Wales

Background imageBoring Collection: Sleeping Congregation

Sleeping Congregation
The Sleeping Congregation A preacher is reading his sermon to a sleeping congregation

Background imageBoring Collection: Front page, The London Gazette

Front page, The London Gazette
Front page of a 17th century issue of The London Gazette, described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper. It contains official government notices and news items, and dates back to the 1660s

Background imageBoring Collection: Boring a Tunnel

Boring a Tunnel
A massive boring machine is used to tunnel through a rock face

Background imageBoring Collection: Trades in Regency England: glass-blowing, colliery

Trades in Regency England: glass-blowing, colliery and tanning. Workers blowing molten glass into bottles and goblets in a Newcastle factory 67

Background imageBoring Collection: Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s

Hardy Patent Pick Co. patent hand boring machine 1890s
Patent hand boring machine, for rock and coal, produced by Hardy Patent Pick Co, works in Sheffield. Date: 1890s

Background imageBoring Collection: Trades in Regency Scotland: distillery, cannon boring

Trades in Regency Scotland: distillery, cannon boring and paviours. Workers distilling whisky in a distillery in Edinburgh 70, worker boring a cannon at Carron Works factory 71

Background imageBoring Collection: Regency horse rider about to crash into a stage coach

Regency horse rider about to crash into a stage coach
Regency rider with cudgel on a dray horse about to crash into a stage coach. Coach driver and publican rolling beer barrels outside the Golden Lantern pub watch in horror. One Way to Stop Your Horse

Background imageBoring Collection: Boring machine and cornering saw, 18th century

Boring machine and cornering saw, 18th century
Boring machine and cornering saw, Block Machinery at Portsmouth naval harbour, 18th century. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by John Farey from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or

Background imageBoring Collection: Mr. Dixons machine for boring cylinders at

Mr. Dixons machine for boring cylinders at the Falcon Iron Foundry. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J. Farey Jr

Background imageBoring Collection: Rugby R. H. Guest Waterloo and England

Rugby R. H. Guest Waterloo and England
R. H. Guest, rugby player for Waterloo and England, preparing to throw in during the County Championships between Lancashire and Eastern Counties. The match was described by Louis T

Background imageBoring Collection: New tunnel under the Seine 1905

New tunnel under the Seine 1905
Night staff work on the new tunnel extension under the River Seine. Date: 1905

Background imageBoring Collection: Cartoon, The Composer

Cartoon, The Composer. early 19th century

Background imageBoring Collection: Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield 1871

Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield 1871
Various scene inside the government-owned rifle factory, Royal Small-Arms Factory, Enfield. Date: 1871

Background imageBoring Collection: Boring machine used in the Hoosac tunnel 1869

Boring machine used in the Hoosac tunnel 1869
Workers using a primitive boring machine to make the tunnel, lying between Switzerland and Italy, being thirty-six miles long and about twenty-five feet broad

Background imageBoring Collection: 1869 / COAL MINE / BORING

1869 / COAL MINE / BORING
Boring operations in a French mine Date: 1869

Background imageBoring Collection: Newly Engaged couple at a large Dinner Party

Newly Engaged couple at a large Dinner Party. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBoring Collection: Treble-geared lathe

Treble-geared lathe for turning, boring and facing pulleys. Height of centres 18 inches

Background imageBoring Collection: Royal Wedding 1986 - yawning bridesmaid

Royal Wedding 1986 - yawning bridesmaid
Charming picture, showing one of the bridesmaids at the wedding of Prince Andrew, Duke of York to Lady Sarah Ferguson looking a little bored with events at Westminster Abbey on 23 July 1986

Background imageBoring Collection: Art Nouveau Glassware

Art Nouveau Glassware
Art Nouveau has come in for a lot of satirical comment, and looking at these German items, one can see why. A few are elegant, but most are either boring or silly

Background imageBoring Collection: Divers boring and blasting rocks

Divers boring and blasting rocks wearing John Bethells patent diving dresses. Day & Haghe Lithographers to the Queen. S. Bendixen Lith. Date: 1838

Background imageBoring Collection: Boring for water in camp near Taveta, East Africa, WW1

Boring for water in camp near Taveta, East Africa, WW1
Boring for water in camp near Taveta, East Africa, during WW1. 1916

Background imageBoring Collection: Man at work, The London Gazette

Man at work, The London Gazette
Man at work at his desk in the offices of The London Gazette, near Fleet Street, London. The publication has been described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper

Background imageBoring Collection: People at work, The London Gazette

People at work, The London Gazette
People at work in the offices of The London Gazette, near Fleet Street, London. The publication has been described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper

Background imageBoring Collection: Two inner pages, The London Gazette

Two inner pages, The London Gazette
Two inner pages of an issue of The London Gazette, described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper. It contains official government notices and news items, and dates back to the 1660s

Background imageBoring Collection: Man outside the offices of The London Gazette

Man outside the offices of The London Gazette
Man standing outside the offices of The London Gazette, near Fleet Street, London. The publication has been described by some as the worlds most boring newspaper

Background imageBoring Collection: V and a Exterior Mono

V and a Exterior Mono
A boring photo of the recently rebuilt Victoria and Albert Museum, formerly the South Kensington Museum, renamed in 1899 as the V & A, and rebuilt to reopen in 1909. Date: 1914

Background imageBoring Collection: Tango (Koehler)

Tango (Koehler)
Mela Koehler, as always, dresses her tangoing lady in a magnificent secession outfit, totally eclipsing her soberly dressed partner in his boring old tails... Date: circa 1914

Background imageBoring Collection: The Golfers Paradise by H. M. Bateman

The Golfers Paradise by H. M. Bateman
The Golfers Paradise - Telling them What Happened at the 16th Hole. The golfing bore epitomised in this fabulous cartoon by Bateman, showing the ultimate fantasy - a golfer seated in an armchair

Background imageBoring Collection: Drilling an Oil Well - Boring by Turbine

Drilling an Oil Well - Boring by Turbine. Liquid mud is pumped at high pressure through a non-revolving pipe to a turbo drill (shown in the inset enlargement) at the bottom of the well

Background imageBoring Collection: Proposed Channel Tunnel, 1880

Proposed Channel Tunnel, 1880
The proposed channel tunnel with three engravings showing the preliminary experimental workings at Sangatte on the French coast, Ness Point, St

Background imageBoring Collection: Proposed Channel Tunnel, works at Sangatte

Proposed Channel Tunnel, works at Sangatte
The works at Sangatte on the French coast for the proposed Channel Tunnel in 1876, described in The Graphic as, " this gigantic and long-talked of scheme, "

Background imageBoring Collection: Visitors to the Channel Tunnel works at Dover

Visitors to the Channel Tunnel works at Dover in 1882. 1. Going down in the Cage. 2. Arrival at the bottom of the shaft. 3. Swindon Junction (visitors enjoying a restorative glass of champagne!) 4

Background imageBoring Collection: Graphic front cover - visitors to Channel Tunnel works

Graphic front cover - visitors to Channel Tunnel works
Front cover of The Graphic newspaper with engravings showing scenes of a visit to the preliminary tunnelling works near Dover for the start of the Channel Tunnel in 1882

Background imageBoring Collection: Well boring tools and pumps advertisement, 1888

Well boring tools and pumps advertisement, 1888
A selection of well-boring tools and pumps available from R. Richards & Co of 2, Upper Ground, London. Date: 1888

Background imageBoring Collection: Making Ivory Brushes

Making Ivory Brushes
A man in a flat cap, boring small holes into an ivory hairbrush handle for the bristles. Date: February 1933

Background imageBoring Collection: Boring Ivory Tusks

Boring Ivory Tusks
" From jungle to dressing table." Boring ivory elephant tusks, for making into brush handles, billiard balls and other beautiful objects for ladies dressing tables. Date: February 1933

Background imageBoring Collection: Minister questions Scotsmans non-attendance at Church

Minister questions Scotsmans non-attendance at Church Minister - " Hoo is t, Sandy, I never see you at the Kirk, the noo

Background imageBoring Collection: Gun boring machine. Height of centres 21 inches

Gun boring machine. Height of centres 21 inches

Background imageBoring Collection: Large cylinder boring machine

Large cylinder boring machine

Background imageBoring Collection: Coil boring lathe. Height of centres 40 inches

Coil boring lathe. Height of centres 40 inches

Background imageBoring Collection: Apparatus for re-boring cylinders in their places

Apparatus for re-boring cylinders in their places

Background imageBoring Collection: Cylinder boring machine

Cylinder boring machine

Background imageBoring Collection: E size universal boring machine

E size universal boring machine

Background imageBoring Collection: Horizontal boring machine with adjustable table

Horizontal boring machine with adjustable table

Background imageBoring Collection: Horizontal boring machine

Horizontal boring machine

Background imageBoring Collection: Gun boring and finishing lathe

Gun boring and finishing lathe. Height of centres 12 inches



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