"1898 Burn Bank Foundry"

Maker
Unknown
Production date
1898
Description
Posed group photo of foundry workers, wearing bunnets, collarless shirts with the sleeves rolled up, and braces to hold up their trousers. The older men have moustaches. The younger ones in the front row are probably apprentices. They could be as young as 14 years or even 12.
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Production date
1898
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Subject notes
Burnbank Foundry operated from 1860 to 1939. In 1901 it employed 100 men. It was a general iron founder, located by the Forth and Clyde canal at Bainsford. The school leaving age at this time was 14 but some children were allowed to leave at 12 or 13, if they had attained a certain standard.
Accession number
P15003

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