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Metalwork Collection

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Trench Art Lighter, WW1

Trench Art Lighter, WW1
Round Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1

Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book, WW1
Trench Art lighter in the shape of a book

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1

Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, WW1
Expert grinder at Wilkinson Sword Works, working on a new bayonet during the First World War. 1914-1918

Background imageMetalwork Collection: London Trade Card - Thomas Pickett, Brasier

London Trade Card - Thomas Pickett, Brasier (late servant to Mr Hancock in Pall Mall), at the sign of the Frying Pan in Compton Street, corner of Frith Street, Soho

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork

Syria - Jewish Workers producing Engraved Brasswork Date: circa 1905

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia

Palm-wine tapper climbing a palm tree, Senegambia
Naked palm-wine tapper climbing a date palm using a rope to collect a gourd full of sap, Senegambia, 18th century. A man gives instruction to the tapper. A negro ascending a palm tree for its wine

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Smelting Furnace - Sierra Leone, West Africa

Smelting Furnace - Sierra Leone, West Africa
Smelting in a bloomery-type furnace in Sierra Leone, West Africa. circa 1910s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Arab Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt

Arab Bazaar, Cairo, Egypt. Date: circa 1906

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Scene in a Bronze Age foundry

Scene in a Bronze Age foundry, showing men pouring molten metal into a container, and various weapons on display. BCE

Background imageMetalwork Collection: What a War! - Suits me, I dunno as I ll ever go back to Railings! - humorous comment

What a War! - Suits me, I dunno as I ll ever go back to Railings! - humorous comment
What a War! - " Suits me, I dunno as I ll ever go back to Railings!" - humorous comment on the wartime appropriation of railings for use as raw material in the war effort. Date: circa 1941

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Grand Arabian Bazar, Tunis, Tunisia

Grand Arabian Bazar, Tunis, Tunisia - Perfume Shop (Boutique de Parfumier), also selling numerous and multiple Tourist items, curiosities and knick knacks, including traditional fabric

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Portobello Road Market - Bric a Brac Stall

Portobello Road Market - Bric a Brac Stall. Date: early 1960s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Brass lighter in the form of a jackboot, WW1

Brass lighter in the form of a jackboot, WW1
Brass lighter in the form of a jackboot with Imperial Eagle emblem, removable top in the form of a German Pickelhaube helmet. Trench Art

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Indian Brassworker painted by Ranada Ukil

Indian Brassworker painted by Ranada Ukil Date: 1933

Background imageMetalwork Collection: 16th century riding stirrup found on Hamden Hill

16th century riding stirrup found on Hamden Hill
Sixteenth century ornate riding stirrup found on Hamden Hill, Somerset. Date: 16th century

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Handle of Queen Mary II's coffin

Handle of Queen Mary II's coffin. 1694

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century

Metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century
Forged metalwork and woven items from Senegambia, 18th century. Horses bit, spade and napha or portfolio. After Rene Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuves l Afrique, Paris, 1814

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Electro-plating workshop in the Oudry factory, Paris

Electro-plating workshop in the Oudry factory, Paris. Date: circa 1870

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham

Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham
Scenes from Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham -- raising, plating, stamping and vats. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Examples of 18th century street lamps

Examples of 18th century street lamps: A 1735, B 1709, C/D late 18th century. 18th century

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Farriers invoice (detail), Owen Coles, Silverstone

Farriers invoice (detail), Owen Coles, Silverstone
Farriers invoice (detail), Owen Coles, Shoeing and General Smith, Silverstone, Northamptonshire. circa 1910

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Curfew, or couvre-feu, fire cover

Curfew, or couvre-feu, fire cover

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Manufacturing hard steel rails for the railway

Manufacturing hard steel rails for the railway. Date: 1880

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Agnes Pinder-Davis

Agnes Pinder-Davis
Artist and designer, Agnes Pinder Davis pictured with her amazing modern pictures made of sheets and shiny metals combined with oil

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Music cover, The Jolly Blacksmiths March-Twostep

Music cover, The Jolly Blacksmiths March-Twostep, written by E T Paull and E Braham. 1905

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Plate coinage equipment and copying machines

Plate coinage equipment and copying machines. Copperplate engraving by Wilson Lowry after a drawing by J. Farey from Abraham Rees Cyclopedia or Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Navajo Indian silversmith, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Navajo Indian silversmith, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Navajo Indian silversmith at work, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. Date: circa 1912

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Stand of fire irons in polished wrought iron

Stand of fire irons in polished wrought iron, designed by Ernest Gimson. circa 1910

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur

Rein-ring and Mascot from Queen Shub-ads Chariot, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Ram caught in a thicket, Ur

Ram caught in a thicket, Ur
Ram caught in a thicket Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Gold helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur

Gold helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur
Gold Helmet of Meskalamdug, Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur

Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur
Gold dagger in an ornate golden sheath, from Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageMetalwork Collection: La Chaussade Ironworks, France

La Chaussade Ironworks, France - forging a steel plate. 1868

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Ornate scissors and keys

Ornate scissors and keys

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Ornate locks and scissors

Ornate locks and scissors

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Ornate locks and keys

Ornate locks and keys

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Bessemer steel plant, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada

Bessemer steel plant, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada
Bessemer steel plant and rolling mills, Lake Superior Corporation, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada. Date: circa 1908

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Elaborate wrought iron signposts at Gateacre, Merseyside, England. Date: 1950s

Elaborate wrought iron signposts at Gateacre, Merseyside, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: The Bazaars, Cairo, Egypt

The Bazaars, Cairo, Egypt
circa 1910s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: The Naval Steelworks of Saint-Chamond, Loire, France

The Naval Steelworks of Saint-Chamond, Loire, France
The Naval Steelworks (with drop hammer forges) of Saint-Chamond, France. The Compagnie des forges et acieries de la marine et dHomecourt (FAMH)

Background imageMetalwork Collection: City of London handcart with scrap metal, WW2

City of London handcart with scrap metal, WW2
WW2 - City of London Corporation handcart containing scrap metal, including bomb ordinance, Southwark Bridge, London. The cart also contains iron railings and general household metalwork

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Souvenir of Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial, WW1

Souvenir of Ypres, Menin Gate Memorial, WW1
Souvenir of Ypres, the Menin Gate Memorial on a wooden base. Commemorative Ware

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham 1844 Elkington & Co

Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham 1844 Elkington & Co
Scenes from Elkington & Co, Electro-Plate Works, Birmingham, woman worker, burnishing. Date: 1844

Background imageMetalwork Collection: INDIAN IRONWORKERS

INDIAN IRONWORKERS
Metalworkers in a bazaar in Delhi, India, hammering out fine ironwork, including railings and window grills etc. Date: 1930s

Background imageMetalwork Collection: MEDIEVAL GOBLET

MEDIEVAL GOBLET
A double cupped drinking goblet of the middle ages Date: medieval

Background imageMetalwork Collection: A steelworker makes a shower of sparks in his workshop

A steelworker makes a shower of sparks in his workshop
A steelworker sends a shower of sparks flying as he uses an angle grinder to finish a metal structure in his workshop in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Date: 2004

Background imageMetalwork Collection: Craftsman puts finishing touches to replica suit of armour

Craftsman puts finishing touches to replica suit of armour
Sparks fly as a skilled craftsman puts the finishing touches to a replica suit of armour with conquistador-style morion in his workshop in Birmingham, England Date: 1992



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