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Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick
Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick

Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick 1901

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Employees Leaving Tangyes Engineering Works, Smethwick 1901

3 mins United Kingdom

In 1901, Tangyes' was a respected engineering company, specialising in hydraulic systems, having risen to fame after making the lifting-jack that launched Brunel's SS Great Eastern. In sharp close-up, the dust and grease smeared on the clothes and grinning faces of the men are almost tangible. Youthful chaos and cheeky nose-thumbing at the camera suggest a relaxed and happy workplace.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Smethwick Engineering Birmingham Factory workers

Collection

Edwardians at Work

Released

1901

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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