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Factory Memoirs

Boundary Railings Robinson & Sons
Denis O'Connor
2000

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Description

Boundary railing with 27 panels (1.25 x 2.5 m) in nine different designs.

The panels represent 'the story of Robinson – past, present and future'. These include reference to the company's nineteenth and twenty century premises; the influence of Florence Nightingale on its diversification into surgical dressings during the Crimean War; its invention and manufacture of the first disposable nappy in the 1930s; the workers' 1939 centenary visit to London; old and modern packaging machines with their male and female operatives, and a vision of future export success with cartons of all shapes and sizes literally flying around the world. The panels are duplicated along the fence with three reversed. The gates are plain posts, with a number one at each edge representing the logo of Robinsons (ArtUK).

Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Packaging machines.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Vision of future export success with cartons of all shapes and sizes literally flying around the world.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Children's toys ?
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Packaging machines.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
The influence of Florence Nightingale on its diversification into surgical dressings during the Crimean War.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
The workers' 1939 centenary visit to London.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Invention and manufacture of the first disposable nappy in the 1930s.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
The company's 19th and 20th century premises.
Chesterfield - Factory Memoirs
Packaging machines.

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Tags

  • Child with toys
  • Factory
  • Fence
  • Globe
  • Nappy
  • Nightingale, Florence
  • Nurse
  • O'Connor, Denis
  • Packaging machine
  • Train
  • Worker
  • Locatie (N 53°13'57" - W 1°26'31") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gbem049; Photograph: 26 June 2023
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

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