Metal workers, Birmingham, West Midlands

Metal workers, Birmingham, West Midlands
Photograph taken April 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: aa99/08718

This metalworker is using a lathe to shape cylinders. Lathes were used in medieval times to shape wood, but were substantially improved in the 19th century by Henry Maudslay (1771-1831) and then further modified by Richard Roberts (1789-1864).

Location

West Midlands Birmingham

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Tags

work industry man worker metal manufacture lathe craft interior shop jewellery 1990s (1990 - 1999)