Sunday, July 2, 2017

F A C T O R I E S . . . of the past

a Leslie Ragan factory illustration, birdseye view
a Leslie Ragan illustration, 1940s?  Let's look at factories, starting with some earlier ones . . .
    
F A C T O R I E S
      
a French toy doll factory, 1100? illustration
a toy doll factory, 1100?
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
1878 factory ventilation, Nason's Ventilating fans
"VENTILATING FAN"  a generous employer in 1878
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1883 hand grenade fire extinguisher
"Hand Grenade Fire Extinguisher"  for 1883 Ontario industries
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1892 engineer oilcans, illustration
oil for moving parts in 1892   click image twice for full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1898 factory mom, illustration, dead child
an 1898 mom buries one child
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
portable temporary industrial illumination, a 1900 gasoline torch
portable temporary industrial illumination, a 1900 gasoline torch    see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
factories at Niagara Falls, 1900 tinted photograph
factories at Niagara Falls, 1900      see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
a copy of a Victor Hugo drawing
This is some artist's copy of a Victor Hugo drawing,  etched by a third person for printing on cheap paper,  stored for a century,  scanned at a university,  downloaded,  cleaned and presented here.
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
a 1901 dog-powered machine, illustration
This 1901 dog-powered machine doesn't show the dog's motivation . . . likely a human has to supervise . . . patent denied!!
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1903 dinner pails, illustration
1903 dinner pails with cup, tray and flask     see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1905 factory circle sawblades
1905 factory circle saws
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
a 1913 paper mill, illustration
a 1913 paper mill: walking through paper machines is a sonic experience,  hot loud and beautiful from all directions,  dwarfing the quiet shouts of workers
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1919 factory illustration
1919 factory architecture reminded all that workers were small
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1922 factory floor machines photograph
a 1922 factory floor     see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
1920s factory office photograpg
"Shop Office"  a 1920s pantomime cube
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1928 factory ceiling illustration
1928
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
1930 printed crepe from Russia, photograph
1930 printed crepe from Russia
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1930 factory illustration, Purification Area Hercules Nitrocellulose Plant
"Purification Area Hercules Nitrocellulos Plant"  1930
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1930s streamline factory illustration, with modern plants taking the lead
a 1930s streamline-style factory     see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
an Iakov Chernikhov constructivism-style factory
an Iakov Chernikhov constructivism-style factory     click twice
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
a mock assembly line at the 1939 New York World's Fair
a mock assembly line at the 1939 New York World's Fair   see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
1940 factory illustration, birdseye view at night, inland rubber metal and plastics
1940   see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
a 1940s plastics factory, Tarbonis, skin irritation plastics
a 1940s plastics factory
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
streamline factory
a 1940s? streamline factory     see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
a Ken Fagg illustration, 1947 factory at night, birdseye view
a Ken Fagg illustration, 1947     see full size
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
a Peter Helck illustration of a printing factory
a Peter Helck illustration     click twice
   
F A C T O R I E S
    
a 1958 Russian children's book illustration of a power generating factory
a 1958 Russian children's book
   
F A C T O R I E S
      
Heinz Edelmann factory
a Heinz Edelmann illustration
   
F A C T O R I E S
   
1972 car factory, Datsun assembly line photograph
a 1972 Datsun factory:  brightly lit for safety
      
     
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