Women workers in detonator division of Nobel's Westquarter Works

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1914-1918
Description
A group of women workers from the detonator division of Nobel Explosives Co, Westquarter Works, pose for the camera outside the brick-built factory entrance and General Office. They are dressed in a dark coloured uniform of blouse buttoned to the neck and an apron over the skirt.
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Object detail

Department
Maker
Production date
1914-1918
Subject notes
Nobel operated an explosives factory at Westquarter where detonators were made. Wooden buildings were used as a brick building would contain an explosion and kill those inside. Some were surrounded with earth mounds and turf to shield the blast of any explosion.

Reid, Elizabeth (2 from R back row); Penman, Mary (4 from L front row)
Accession number
P20138

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