'6" Chemical Shell. Munitionettes carrying cores.'

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1915-1918
Description
Munitionettes are carrying cores laid out on stretchers. In the background is a brick building adjoining a stone building with low pantiled roofs and in the background is a tall chimney. Some munitionettes are wearing protective clothing, but some are in their own clothes. Moulding boxes are stacked against the wall. From "Munition Work Record. The Falkirk Iron Coy, Ltd, 1915-1918."
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Department
Maker
Production date
1915-1918
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Subject notes
The cores for the six inch chemical shell moulds are probably being taken from the core-making shop to the moulding shop.
In 1915 the UK government took power over munitions production and directed many women into the industry; their numbers rose from 212,000 in 1914 to 950,000 by 1918. On average their pay was less than half that of men. They became known as munitionettes.
Accession number
P05219

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