Heath Robinson Bedroom 4 of 4
Heath Robinson Does Away with Servants - Patent Applied for by "The Sketch" in the Bedroom. A bedroom, which is a typically Heath Robinson design, with a system of pulleys, levers and machinery allowing multiple tasks to be carried out with the least effort. Mother, Father and baby all in separate beds, yet still able to fetch the morning mail, newspaper, telephone, pour tea (kept hot from the gas lamp), select a dressing gown, slippers, and even a cigarette from a spring loaded box, and no need for servants. Even the pendulum of the clock serves as a handy baby rocker. Please note: Credit must appear as Courtesy of the Estate of Mrs J.C.Robinson/Pollinger Ltd/ILN/Mary Evan"
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Queen Mary Ocean Liner, 6 months of activity
Six months of ceaseless activity'. The Queen Mary, then known as Hull Number 534, had been halted between 1931 and 1934 due to the Great Depression of the 1930s, but the merger of Cunard and White Star Line and a nine-and-a-half million pound government loan saved the vessel. Six months from April to September, 1934 were months of tremendous activity. An army of riveters, platers, caulkers and artisans of all kinds were at work completing the 40, 000 ton hull of the still unnamed liner in readiness for the lauching by Queen Mary. Date: 1934
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