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Using a rivet gun at the Thames Ironworks.

Using a rivet gun at the Thames Ironworks.
Using a rivet gun at the Thames Ironworks.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: H2655
Description: Workers at the Thames Ironworks using a pneumatic hand-held riveting gun that operated on compressed air supplied from a compressor. The size and the type of gun used for a particular job depended upon the size and alloy of the rivets being driven and the accessibility of the rivet.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1899
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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