ART22600

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ID number ART22600
Title Apparatus for final test for respirators (Commonwealth explosives factory, Maribyrnong)
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Craig, Sybil
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Medium brush and ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 26.7 x 34.8 cm

Description

At the Commonwealth Explosives Factory, which was the only factory in the Commonwealth where these masks were assembled and tested. The operation, which was hitherto performed at the Munitions Supply Laboratories is now carried out in the Cartridge bundling section at this factory. The heads for testing the respirators are known as 'jigs'.