Rejected by the Inventions Board IX - Heath Robinson
The Pilsener Pump for tapping the enemy's beer; another hilariously convoluted contraption to foil the enemy during World War I from William Heath Robinson. Naturally, the Germans were sitting comfortably smoking pipes and drinking tankards of beer. In fact, the German army had fewer rations than the British. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
© Courtesy of the estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library
Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour
Australian Ladies Pipe Band - World Tour - souvenir of the visit of the band under Drum-Major William Darwin F.R.G.S. and Pipe-Major Jessie Young. Allegedly formed after WW1 for ladies who were half orphans from New South Wales, Australia. In the 1920s it was very rare for women to play the bagpipes Date: circa 1926
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Oil Well at Chillingar
Oil Well at Chillingar, Iran. One of Iran's largest oil fields, Chilingar was named after George V. Chilingar, one of the best-known petroleum geologists in the world. The former name for the site (at the time of this photograph) is sadly unknown, but it is close to Gachsaran"
© Mary Evans Picture Library / Grayhams Collection
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