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Use A Bad Handle. Get A Bad Hand

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1939-1945 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
    Ministry of Labour and National Service (issuer)
    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph print

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.281-1971

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 65, box D

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster depicting a screwdriver alongside a bandaged hand. 'Use a Bad Handle' is lettered on a slight diagonal over the top of the image, with 'Get A Bad Hand' lettered over the bottom of the image. All against a white ground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1939-1945 (issued)

Artist/maker

Eckersley, Tom OBE, born 1914 - died 1997 (artist)
Ministry of Labour and National Service (issuer)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph print

Marks and inscriptions

Signed

'BROKEN RUNGS CAUSE BROKEN LIMBS'
Lettered across above the image.

'EXAMINE LADDERS BEFORE USE'
Lettered at a slight angle below the image of the ladder

Dimensions

Height: 76.2 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Use A Bad Handle. Get A Bad Hand'. Colour offset lithograph safety poster designed by Tom Eckersley (OBE). Produced by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and issued by the Ministry of Labour and National Service, Great Britain, ca.1939-1945.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1971

Techniques

Offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Safety; Hand; Screwdriver; Bandage

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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