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Metal Working Collection

Background imageMetal Working Collection: RAF workshops WWII

RAF workshops WWII
A man working on a lathe in an RAF aircraft workshop during World War II

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Smelter - Morenci, Arizona, USA

Smelter - Morenci, Arizona, USA
Smelter - Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona, USA. The Detroit Copper Company started mining at Morenci in 1872. Copper Queen Consolidated Mining bought the property in 1885

Background imageMetal Working Collection: A lathe operator at work

A lathe operator at work
A metalworker checks the settings on a large industrial lathe. A lathe is a machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Australia - Victoria - Bush Blacksmith

Australia - Victoria - Bush Blacksmith (Gippsland Region) Date: circa 1905

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Java - A goldsmith at work

Java - A goldsmith at work Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Indian Silver and Gold Craftsmen

Indian Silver and Gold Craftsmen
Metalworking in silver and Gold in India Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Kashmir Walnut & Copper Carving, India

Kashmir Walnut & Copper Carving, India
A highly-skilled craftsman producing carvings in copper and walnut wood - Kashmir, India. Date: 1910s

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Welded metal

Welded metal
Atlantic Blaugas Co. Metal propeller with weld marks where repaired

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Welding equipment

Welding equipment
Atlantic Blaugas Co. Painting of three tanks in a cabinet, with meters and tubes; center tank has Atlantic Blaugas Co. logo with a main office address in Manhattan, and a factory a

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Metal gear

Metal gear
Atlantic Blaugas Co. A metal gear

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Welder welding

Welder welding
Atlantic Blaugas Co. Man welding, using Blaugas system as fuel

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Indian Goldsmiths

Indian Goldsmiths at work

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Georgia - Tbilisi - Tinsmiths

Georgia - Tbilisi - Tinsmiths
Tinsmiths at work in their shop at Tbilisi, the capital (and largest) city in Georgia - formerly known as Tiflis. Located strategically at the crossroads between Europe and Asia

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Vive St Eloi (1 / 2)

Vive St Eloi (1 / 2)
VIVE SAINT-ELOI ! Saint Eloi (Eligius) is the patron of metalworkers (1/2)

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Vive St Eloi (2 / 2)

Vive St Eloi (2 / 2)
VIVE SAINT-ELOI ! Saint Eloi (Eligius) is the patron of metalworkers (2/2)

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Exhibition Exhibit - The United Flexible Metallic Tubing Co

Exhibition Exhibit - The United Flexible Metallic Tubing Co
The Franco-British Exhibition at White City, London of 1908. The exhibit of the United Flexible Metallic Tubing Company (of 112 Queen Victoria Street, London) in the Palace of Machinery (stand no)

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Tempering a long metal bar

Tempering a long metal bar in an industrial furnace. The bar was heated prior to hammering and shaping to make railway rails. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Butt Welding railway rails

Butt Welding railway rails
A fantastic colour photograph showing the sparks flying up during the butt welding of railway rails. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Metal being tempered in a furnace prior to shaping

Metal being tempered in a furnace prior to shaping
A metalworker tempers a piece of metal in a furnace, while another observes using a viewing plate to protect his eyes from the light emanating from the furnace core. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Shaping metal plate in a large hydraulic press

Shaping metal plate in a large hydraulic press
Two factory workers remove a metal plate from a large industrial hydraulic press after shaping. The completely piece appears to be the bodywork for a road vehicle. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Pouring Molten Metal

Pouring Molten Metal
A metalworker wearing protective eye goggles pours molten metal in to a mould from a huge crucible container, attached to an immense hook, into a small mould. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Adjusting a mould for hydraulic press

Adjusting a mould for hydraulic press
A metalworker makes adjustments to a mould, to be used to shape a metal plate on a large industrial hydraulic press. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Molten Metal on a Production Line

Molten Metal on a Production Line
A beautifully composed and lit photograph showing two metalworkers pouring hot molten metal into a series of moulds on a factory production line. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Molten metal is poured in to a mould

Molten metal is poured in to a mould
Two factory workers pour molten metal into a small mould. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Rail butt welding - the sparks fly

Rail butt welding - the sparks fly
A fantastic photograph showing the sparks flying up during the butt welding of railway rails. Photograph by Heinz Zinram

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Turkish Gypsies - Metalworking

Turkish Gypsies - Metalworking
Turkish Gypsies at home. A girl operates a large set of hand bellows, whilst her father works metal on a small anvil next to their tent

Background imageMetal Working Collection: Little Folk / Dwarfs

Little Folk / Dwarfs
German dwarfs. engaged in metalworking


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