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Steelmaking Technology and a Trade Union Banner

A trade union banner from 1920 featuring a set of eleven paintings of steelworks around the UK, sheds light not only on the technology of the times but also the working conditions and social relationships between workers. These paintings by British artist Herbert Finn were originally commissioned for the banner and offer a snapshot of the UK steel industry a century ago as it emerged from the First World War.

By |2020-09-10T16:39:47+01:00August 29th, 2020|News|3 Comments

Newcomen Researchers Refute Claim That Stephenson Built Hetton Locomotive

Dr Michael Bailey and Peter Davidson conducted a forensic analysis of the steam locomotive Lyons, claimed to have been designed by George Stephenson and to pre-date Locomotion I (1825) and Rocket (1829).

By |2020-07-18T08:57:42+01:00July 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments
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