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Photograph of the blast furnace 'Elisabeth' taken in the 1970s by Harry Eccleston Photograph of the blast furnace 'Elisabeth' taken in the 1970s by Harry Eccleston

Photo taken in preparation for one of Harry Eccleston's ""British Steel"" prints issued in 1976.

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Disabled Soldiers Handbook Disabled Soldiers Handbook

A pamphlet that contains advice from the Ministry of Pensions to disabled soldiers.

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The Caponfield Suite, print 1 of 10 by Harry Eccleston b 1923 d 2010 The Caponfield Suite, print 1 of 10 by Harry Eccleston b 1923 d 2010

Harry was fascinated by the steelworks gantry which figures in several of the prints in his 'Caponfield Suite'. To him, its demolition in the early 1980s was 'like Renoir losing all his women'.

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Kettle Kettle

kettle made from copper with handle, lid is removable. The top rim of the kettle has thumb size dents to the left of the spout and along the top right hand side of the kettle. The kettle handle has been repaired as has the spout.

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Workers' Institute Workers' Institute

Detail of the Workers' Institute, originally built in Cradley Heath in 1912 with the surplus from the 1910 Cradley Heath strike fund. The 1910 women chainmakers' strike saw the workers of Cradley Heath and surrounding areas successfully campaign for a minimum wage.

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Slag, print by Harry Eccleston, b 1923 d 2010 Slag, print by Harry Eccleston, b 1923 d 2010

This print led William Church, a senior executive in British Steel to commission Harry Eccleston's 'British Steel' series of prints.

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BCN Notebook BCN Notebook

Lined notebook with plain red textile hardcover, title on front page reads: 'Particulars of Work Stoppages Birmingham District', Birmingham Canal Navigation (BCN), handwritten notes are written in pencil on every page with details of works to locks, first pages are dated '7th until 9th Sep /31', the last written page...

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Backyard Chainshop Backyard Chainshop

Inside a backyard chainshop, originally situated at Claremont Street, Cradley Heath. The woman's hearth and bellows can be seen on the right of the photograph. A man's hearth can be seen on the left.

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Door porter of cast iron made at Archibald Kenrick Ltd Door porter of cast iron made at Archibald Kenrick Ltd

This design from the Victorian period was still being made into the 1920s

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Rolling Mill Rolling Mill

This rolling mill at the Black Country Living Museum was originally installed at Birchley Rolling Mills Ltd, Birchley Lane, Oldbury in 1923. It stayed in use there until 1976, when British Steel took the decision to move away from hand rolling.

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