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York Modern Books

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Munition Work Record: The Falkirk Iron Coy, Ltd. 1915-1918.


Photograph album, original cloth boards; lettered in gilt; 29cm by 20cm; 62 half plate gelatin silver prints, mounted recto and verso with printed captions above and below, A superb photographic study of work on the Home Front, especially high lighting the dangerous and heavy work undertaken by Woman. Unfortunately the photographer is not named. The Falkirk Iron Company produced cast iron goods, with around 1500 employees in 1914. The business switched to the production of munitions and in 1915 the works became a ‘Government Controlled Establishment’. It produced 10,000 tons of munitions, many of these delivered by women. A printed note to the front paste down of the album gives a detailed breakdown on the munitions produced which included 2,199,870 Mills Grenades and 356,760 Fuse Plugs.