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Hammer Gallery

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Choose from 4 pictures in our Hammer collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


F Shop - Steam Hammer Shop, 1936
F Shop - Steam Hammer Shop, 1936
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F Shop, Steam Hammer Shop, c1930s
F Shop, Steam Hammer Shop, c1930s
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No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915
No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915
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No 14 Shop, Smiths Shop, 1938
No 14 Shop, Smiths Shop, 1938
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No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915 Featured Print

No 18 Stamping Shop at Swindon Works in 1915

A view of No. 18 Stamping Shop from March 1915, showing the reverse of a stationary boiler. At the bottom left of the image are sheets of metal ready to be heated in the gas furnaces just above. Once heated, the sheet metal is removed to the steam hammers (seen here on the right) and stamped into dies to create components. Incidentally, in July 1915, the book Life in a Railway Factory was first published. It was written by Alfred Williams and was his account of life inside Swindon Works. Alfred worked as head Drop-Stamper in this shop for 20 years, until ill health forced him to leave factory life in September 1914

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