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Lowering a Valentine tank on to its track Lowering a Valentine tank on to its track

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Mobile Howitzer Gun at the Scotswood Works Mobile Howitzer Gun at the Scotswood Works

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Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works

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Fitting breech blocks at the Elswick Works Fitting breech blocks at the Elswick Works

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Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line Valentine Tanks on the Assembly Line

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The Shell Department at the Elswick Works The Shell Department at the Elswick Works

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Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth Testing guns at the firing range, Silloth

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Inspecting gun shells Inspecting gun shells

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Gun on railway truck mounting at the Elswick Works Gun on railway truck mounting at the Elswick Works

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Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works Naval gun mounting at the Elswick Works

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Coastal Defence Mounting at the Scotswood Works Coastal Defence Mounting at the Scotswood Works

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Lowering a Valentine tank on to its track

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Valentine Tank being lowered on to its track in the Tank Shop, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 September 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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Manufacturing Pom Pom guns at the Scotswood Works Manufacturing Pom Pom guns at the Scotswood Works

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Royal Visit to Elswick Works, 1941

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Machining gunmetal racer for a set of torpedo tubes

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Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works

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View inside the Gun Inspection Department, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1905 (TWAM ref. 5484). After completion in the manufacturing shops each gun was sent there. Checks included examination of the bore, rifling, outside dimensions of the gun, ease of working of the breech mechanism and the fitting of spare parts. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club

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View of the Elswick Works Amateur Rowing Club, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1900 (TWAM ref. 1027/418). Lord Armstrong appears to be in this photograph, second from the left at the top of the stairs. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | rowing | sport | rivertyne | sportsteam | oars | flags | unionflag | unionjack | lordarmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | abstract | blackandwhitephotograph | amateurrowingclub | social | workshopoftheworld | flag | c1900 | britain | manufacturing | dominance | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrong | factories | newcastle | products | tyne | river | hydrauliccranes | shipbuilding | armaments | locomotives | collection | unusual | impressive | hat | cane | trousers | stripes | coat | shirt | button | crease | dress | uniform | men | boys | women | building | window | frame | glass | stair | wall | rowers | oar | wood | moustache | hair | distracted | attentive | industry | shoes | shine | ground | debris | grain | rope | bolt | sock | tie | beard | standing

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Heavy Gun Machine Shop, Elswick Works

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View inside the Heavy Gun Machine Shop at the Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, c1900 (TWAM ref. 5484). This image shows 8?, 9.2? and 12? guns being machined. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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21 inch Triple Deck Torpedo Tubes

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Elswick Works cricket team

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Elswick Works Cricket XI, 1891 (TWAM ref. 1027/377). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | cricket | sport | sportsteam | blackandwhitephotograph | socialhistory | 1891 | manufacturing | nineteenthcentury | scotswoodworks | vickersarmstrong | factories | newcastle | rivertyne | products | customers | global | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | hydrauliccranes | shipbuilding | armaments | locomotives | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | twamref1027377 | elswickworkscricketxi | workshopoftheworld | vegetation | tree | branch | fascinating | leaves | grass | nature | uniform | stripes | cap | moustache | emblem | shirt | trousers | coat | button | crease | grain | comradeship | attentive | standing | seated | tie | smile | shoe | jumper | hair | finger | hand | arm | leg | head | face | abstract | alert | industry | sky | daylight | mark | leisure | club | sportinglife

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Mobile Howitzer Gun at the Scotswood Works

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5.5 inch Mobile Howitzer Gun in 22 Shop, Scotswood Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 October 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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scotswoodworks | newcastleupontyne | factory | vickersarmstrong | military | armaments | artillery | gun | mobilehowitzergun | 55inchgun | industry | industrial | secondworldwar | ww2

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Inside 5 Shop, Elswick Works

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View of guns under construction in 5 Shop, Elswick Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 27 July 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). Includes 5.118 inch guns for Russia and 4 inch guns for the Admiralty. ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | guns | factory | armaments | vickersarmstrong | military | secondworldwar | ww2 | industry | industrial | artillery | blackandwhitephotograph | industrialheritage | construction | workshopoftheworld | elswick | scotswood | rivertyne | vickersarmstrongcollection | products | works | scotswoodworks | digitalimage | manufacture | lordarmstrong | williamgeorgearmstrong | glbal | global | 5118inchguns | russia | 4inchguns | britain | admiralty | 5shop | 27july1942 | ground | cylinder | parts | pathway | marker | platform | stand | ladder | wall | doorway | fascinating | weapon | tools | machine | beam | pipe | pile | blur | worldwartwo | worldwar2 | worldwarii | brick | debris | worker | wartime | war

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Woman operating a capstan lathe at the Elswick Works

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elswickworks | newcastleupontyne | factory | vickersarmstrongs | capstanlathe | industry | industrial | manufacturing | lamp | worker | employee | tyneside | northeastengland | machinery | womenshistory | woman | unusual | fascinating | interesting | rare | c1961 | blackandwhitephotograph | industrialheritage | digitalimage | archives | northeastofengland | unitedkingdom | workshopsoftheworld | production | processwork | mechanical | femaleemployee | female | operating | standing | working | wall | interior | floor | window | glass | ledge | britain | scotswoodworks | company | vickersarmstrong | factories | rivertyne | products | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | hydrauliccranes | shipbuilding | armaments | locomotives | vickersarmstrongcollection | label | components | handle | hand | light | uniform | crease | grain | debris | box | tool | attentive | cord | lever | electrical | brick | bench | hair

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Bofors Gun Mounting at the Scotswood Works

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military | newcastleupontyne | gunturret | industrialheritage | bofors | antiaircraftgun | armaments | triplea | antiaircraftartillery | boforsgun | vickersarmstrong | scotswoodworks | gunmounting | 40mmcannon

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Manufacturing Pom Pom guns at the Scotswood Works

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Pom Pom Metadyne Guns under construction in 22 Shop, Scotswood Works, Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 October 1942 (TWAM ref. DX1529/1). ?Workshop of the World? is a phrase often used to describe Britain?s manufacturing dominance during the Nineteenth Century. It?s also a very apt description for the Elswick Works and Scotswood Works of Vickers Armstrong and its predecessor companies. These great factories, situated in Newcastle along the banks of the River Tyne, employed hundreds of thousands of men and women and built a huge variety of products for customers around the globe. The Elswick Works was established by William George Armstrong (later Lord Armstrong) in 1847 to manufacture hydraulic cranes. From these relatively humble beginnings the company diversified into many fields including shipbuilding, armaments and locomotives. By 1953 the Elswick Works covered 70 acres and extended over a mile along the River Tyne. This set of images, mostly taken from our Vickers Armstrong collection, includes fascinating views of the factories at Elswick and Scotswood, the products they produced and the people that worked there. By preserving these archives we can ensure that their legacy lives on. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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scotswoodworks | newcastleupontyne | factory | vickersarmstrong | military | armaments | artillery | gun | pompommetadyneguns | industry | industrial | secondworldwar | ww2 | worldwartwo | worldwar2 | manufacturing | industrialheritage | blackandwhitephotograph | digitalimage | workshopoftheworld | guns | manufacture | construction | 23october1942 | nineteenthcentury | elswickworks | rivertyne | product | williamgeorgearmstrong | lordarmstrong | armament | vickersarmstrongcollection | elswick | scotswood | unusual | fascinating | interesting | impressive | interior | floor | wall | assemblyline | cloth | tools | table | parts | machine | passage | shadow | window | frame | structure | metal | blur | debris | grain | mark | line | lever

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