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Employees Leaving Vickers, Sons & Maxim Works, Sheffield (1901)

A drizzly street scene outside one of south Yorkshire's major employers.

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


Unusually, the buildings are the dominant feature in this 'factory gate' film; the workers are relegated to the bottom half of the frame. Vickers, a major name in British engineering, was then one of the largest manufacturers on the globe, specialising in transport materials and munitions. Mitchell and Kenyon's camera also visited the same company's Barrow shipbuilding works.