Scene of the Fatal Explosion at Birmingham
Scene following an explosion that took place on the premises of Messrs. Pursall and Phillips, percussion-cap manufacturers, in Whittall Street, St. Mary's Square, Birmingham. The whole of the back portion of the premises was completely destroyed, portions of the roof and walls were carried by the force of the explosion to a considerable distance resulting in considerable loss of life. The explosion was the third to have occurred during the last three months in Birmingham and, predicted the ILN, would result in the compulsory removal of all such manufactories outside the town.
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Instrument for tattooing deserters, 1850
Instrument for tattooing deserters, 1850 (c). Brass body and trigger with brass D plate and steel spikes. Engraved on side with manufacturers name, Savigny and Company, London. When a thumb piece at the other end of the cylinder is pulled the whole piston retracts and catches on a ratchet; when this is released by the depression of a steel lever, and internal spring forces the piston and spikes downwards. Used for tattooing one initial D for deserter on the face or armpit. Date: 1850
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The Victaulic drawing office, Dean Stanley Street, London SW
Men and a woman at work in the The Victaulic Co Ltd drawing office, King's Buildings, Dean Stanley Street, London SW1 -- iron and steel tube (pipe and joint) manufacturers. A National Service poster can be seen on the wall on the right.
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