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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.|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|