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Cabinet Shop

Cabinet Shop

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G2080. Taken during the Great War years this photograph illustrates the women working in the Cabinet Shop in the British and Colonial Aeroplane Company's works at the Bristol Tramway's Sheds in Brislington in Bristol. Here they were assisting the skilled carpenters making the wooden frames which they used in aircraft production at that time. You can see the tool box underneath the table containing saws and other implements, and the wood shavings on the floor. Notice the protective overalls and caps the women were wearing, they are different from their counterparts at Filton.

The war effort meant that a total of 2,000 Bristol Fighter aircraft were to be made at the Filton and Brislington Works during 1918.
PublisherBristol Museum Service ( W j Colyer)
ContributorBristol Industrial Museum
Creatorcorporatename - Bristol Museum Service (W.J. Colyer)
Datecreation - Circa 1914-1918
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.W - 181 mm
dimension.H - 150 mm
SourceBristol Industrial Museum, Bristol
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Brislington, Bristol
period - Circa 1914-1918
RightsBristol Industrial Museum