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Sparks Collection

Background imageSparks Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Tooth the Dentists son. 20th century

Background imageSparks Collection: PERUVIAN FIGUREHEAD

PERUVIAN FIGUREHEAD
The figurehead of the ship Peruvian, wrecked off Seaford, Sussex, England, in February 1899. Sparks flew as the ship was battered against the sea wall. Date: shipwrecked 1899

Background imageSparks Collection: Blacksmith at work in his forge

Blacksmith at work in his forge
An elderly blacksmith hammering a horseshoe on his anvil. The owner of the horse awaiting a new set of shoes looks in at the window, while the blacksmiths cat scratches an ear on the work bench

Background imageSparks Collection: Tipton Slasher sculpture

Tipton Slasher sculpture
Welder and sculptor Jack Bouckley, of Wolverhampton, works on a metal sculpture of 19th Century Black Country heavyweight prize fighter William Perry, known as The Tipton Slasher

Background imageSparks Collection: Joseph Alfred Sparks campaigning

Joseph Alfred Sparks campaigning
Joseph Alfred Sparks (19011981) - a British trade unionist and Labour Party politician. Campaigning for the parliamentary constituency of Acton in 1945 with the slogan

Background imageSparks Collection: Underwater Romance

Underwater Romance
When diver meets mermaid, even if sparks don t fly, the happy couple certainly make waves

Background imageSparks Collection: Two wooden dolls pulling a cracker on a greetings card

Two wooden dolls pulling a cracker on a greetings card -- Gay Young Sparks. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageSparks Collection: Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a popular shopping area of the city. Date: circa 1910

Background imageSparks Collection: Blast Furnace Breakdown Date: 1948

Blast Furnace Breakdown Date: 1948

Background imageSparks Collection: FIREMAN

FIREMAN
London characters: Man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward, and with a coal fire burning in every hearth, the FIREMAN is all too often called to cope with it. Date: circa 1870

Background imageSparks 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 imageSparks 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

Background imageSparks Collection: Oxyacetylene flame cutting in a factory or workshop

Oxyacetylene flame cutting in a factory or workshop in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSparks Collection: Firefighter cutting through pipe after road traffic accident

Firefighter cutting through pipe after road traffic accident
A firefighter cutting through a pipe after a road traffic accident

Background imageSparks Collection: Welder in action at J & F Pool Ltd, Hayle, Cornwall

Welder in action at J & F Pool Ltd, Hayle, Cornwall. Date: circa 1980s

Background imageSparks Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Mrs Sparks

Gibbs Happy Families - Mrs Sparks the Electricians wife. 20th century

Background imageSparks Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Miss Sparks

Gibbs Happy Families - Miss Sparks the Electricians daughter. 20th century

Background imageSparks Collection: Gibbs Happy Families - Master Sparks

Gibbs Happy Families - Master Sparks the Electricians son. 20th century

Background imageSparks Collection: Firework Display

Firework Display
A firework show depicting the Last Days of Pompeii in the Polo Ground, New York, U.S.A. Date: 1930s

Background imageSparks Collection: Cover of Der Eisenbahner - Volume 1

Cover of Der Eisenbahner - Volume 1
Striking embossed Cover of Der Eisenbahner - Volume 1, featuring a train cum dragon speeding out of the cover in a shower of sparks and plumes of smoke and team.. Date: 1902

Background imageSparks Collection: Jared Sparks

Jared Sparks
JARED SPARKS American historian Date: 1789 - 1866

Background imageSparks Collection: Firefighters at scene of railway fire, West London

Firefighters at scene of railway fire, West London
Firefighters at the scene of a railway fire, Acton Lane, West London

Background imageSparks Collection: Firefighters using cutting equipment, West London

Firefighters using cutting equipment, West London
Firefighters using cutting equipment at the scene of a railway fire, Acton Lane, West London

Background imageSparks Collection: Firefighters using cutting equipment, SE London

Firefighters using cutting equipment, SE London
Firefighters using cutting equipment at scene of school fire, Homestall Road, SE London

Background imageSparks 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 imageSparks 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 imageSparks 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 imageSparks Collection: Electric Water

Electric Water
This young lady stands on an insulated platform, and is connected to an electric machine : when she pours water onto another persons hands, sparks are produced

Background imageSparks Collection: Murder of Victor Noir

Murder of Victor Noir
The shooting of journalist Victor Noir by Pierre Napoleon sparks off popular unrest : the people cheer the National Guard in the Champs Elysees

Background imageSparks Collection: Great Electric Induction Coil

Great Electric Induction Coil
Demonstration of the Great Electric Induction Coil at the Polytechnic Institution in London in 1869 by Professor Pepper. Viewed by a large number of visitors to the Polytechnic

Background imageSparks Collection: Welder at Work

Welder at Work
Welding metalwork with an industrial blow torch

Background imageSparks Collection: Riot after Lusitania

Riot after Lusitania
The sinking of the Lusitania sparks off attacks on German shops in London

Background imageSparks Collection: TORPEDO-GIRL / 1902

TORPEDO-GIRL / 1902
The Torpedo-girl, a wild dancer who creates sparks amongst her male admirers

Background imageSparks Collection: A Bessemer converter in a German steelworks

A Bessemer converter in a German steelworks -- a process designed for the mass production of steel from molten pig iron, removing impurities by oxidation by blowing air through the molten iron


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