||A loose leaf photograph album with the upper cover missing and patent fastening (bolts). There are 46 leaves and 93 photographs of various sizes that have been captioned.
This is a miscellaneous album covering the period circa. 1924 to post Second World War. The album includes steelwork produced for constructional work, ship repair & refurbishment. Condition fair, some prints missing as noted below.
1 to 26 Various including Aerial views of Palmers Hebburn Co. 1936; ‘C’ type hangar, South Farnborough, 1937; Rudge-Whitworth cycle factory, Hayes; and Darlington Forge Hammer Shop
27r ‘Doric Star’ (1921) Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow, in dry dock, with loose newspaper cutting showing her just after a torpedo strike
28r ‘Dominion Monarch’ (1939) Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle. alongside & in river, port bow
29 ‘Dominion Monarch’ in dock, dead ahead
29r ‘Dominion Monarch’ in dry dock, starboard bow
30 to 31r Views inside constructional works including galvanizing plant
32 HMS ‘Lion’ (1910) Nov. 1924, in dock, being broken up.
32r HMS ‘Lion’ stem cut off for docking
33 & 33r three prints missing
34 2 photos dated 1923 showing storage tanks. One has cows in foreground
34r Saranac (1918) or Cadillac (1917) in dock with man dangling from crane chain
35 to 38 Saranac and/or Cadillac having a new 4,000 ton centre section added at Palmer’s Hebburn, with a rear view of a welder or cutter in action. Several prints missing
39 ‘Doric Star’ (1921) Lithgows Ltd., Port Glasgow, good view, starboard bow, at sea
39r Two views of shipyard
40 Dry dock at Swansea
40r to 42r ‘Strombus’ whaler (1900) Armstrong Whitworth & Co. Ltd., Newcastle. Reconstruction in 1936 at Palmer’s Hebburn Co. Ltd.., and stowing stores for a season (muddle on deck). Also bound in the album is an article on the reconstruction reprinted from Shipbuilding and Shipping Record, Dec 10th 1936.
43 Print missing
43r ‘Arandora Star’ (1927) Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd. Alongside at a shipyard, port bow, elevated viewpoint. Photo by Parry & Sons, South Shields
44 ‘Monarch of Bermuda’ (1931) Vickers Armstrong Ltd., Newcastle, in dock, starboard bow. Imposing shot by Parry & Son
45 West repairing jetty, Palmers Hebburn, 1937, with ‘Almeda Star’ (1926) Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, and ‘Napier Star’ (1927) Lithgows, Port Glasgow, alongside, port quarter views. Parry & Son
45r Palmers (Swansea) Dry Dock Co. Ltd., panoramic shot with about 120 people at the opening ceremony, 14th May 1924. Print is folded, one end broken off (loose in the album).
46 Newcastle Guilds demarcation: “A schedule of the several sorts of work belonging to each of the companies of House-Carpenters and Joiners, ………within the town of Newcastle upon Tyne” etc., 18th April 1737, ranging from “coffins… for dead corpse” to “mangles used for mangling of cloaths”