Engineering works – aerial view

#Picture Number ST153

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Victorian illustration to download showing an aerial view of Clayton & Shuttleworth’s engineering works, Lincoln. Industrial buildings and sheds cover a large area beside the river Witham. Tall chimneys are smoking. Clayton & Shuttleworth, founded in 1842, specialised in making steam engines and threshing machines. By 1869 (the date of this picture) the workforce numbered c1,200. (In the early 20th century this was the first British company to make a combine harvester; it also built WWI aircraft).