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Thread: C. Platts & Sons Cutlery Co Factory workers picture 1890

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    Default C. Platts & Sons Cutlery Co Factory workers picture 1890

    Here some very early picture of workers from the C. Platts & Sons Cutlery Co 1890.
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    Last one, and yes they did produce razors as well as the whole gama of cutlery!Name:  platts04.jpg
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    I really appreciate the history that you dig up.
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    It looks exactly like where I work now.... Did you get these off my facebook? I am the guy withe the dour face in the middle... We had one guy that smiled, but we had him photo shopped out and tar and feathered him... We wouldn't stand for smiling back in the day..
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    Man! That is back when folks actually worked! Thanks, Martin!
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    Oh! MY!

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    A while back I was running a project to set up a web-based database of things related to the industrial heritage of a town not far from here. I absolutely loved the photos that the museum had kicking around in its archives. They give such a great insight into the conditions and nature of work as well as (since it is Movember) some *fantastic* moustaches.

    Many thanks for sharing these!
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    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
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    Bet ya that factory was cold as hell in the winter time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tarkus View Post
    Bet ya that factory was cold as hell in the winter time.
    Not to mention hot as hell in the summer.
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    It was in original condition, faded red, well-worn, but nice.
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