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Balancing a manganese bronze propeller at the Glasgow works of Bulls Metal and Marine Ltd.

Photograph
1956 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) worked to photograph the changing face of British manufacturing industries during the 1950s and 1960s. His photographs are recognized for their uniquely modern design elements, humanist strain, and their contribution to the documentation of the rebirth of British industry in the post war era.


object details
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Object Type
Additional TitleBalancing a Ship Propeller (assigned by artist)
Materials and Techniques
Ektacolor print
Brief Description
Photograph by Maurice Broomfield, 'Balancing a Ship Propeller', 1956, colour print in original frame
Physical Description
Ektacolor print of a worker guiding a ship's propeller. The propeller shines gold against a dark background
Dimensions
  • Height: 499mm
  • Width: 400mm
Credit line
Given by the artist
Subjects depicted
Summary
Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) worked to photograph the changing face of British manufacturing industries during the 1950s and 1960s. His photographs are recognized for their uniquely modern design elements, humanist strain, and their contribution to the documentation of the rebirth of British industry in the post war era.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Maurice Broomfield, published by Foto8, 2009Plate 37. Balancing a Ship Propeller "The correct pitch of a propeller is vital for the comfort of passengers on prestigious cruise ships. The prospect of having one's cocktail continuously shaken is enough for some to cancel the trip. I am sure little thought is given to the man seen in the photograph, who through years of experience makes sure the pitch of the propeller blades is correct, ensuring a fast, economical and vibration-free voyage." Bull's Metal and Marine Shipyard, Glasgow, Scotland, 1956 Ford, Dagenham, Essex, 1954
Collection
Accession Number
E.3754-2007

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record createdJune 8, 2009
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