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ID number ART23528
Title Girls assembling ammunition boxes, Commonwealth Ordnance Factory, Maribyrnong
Collection Art
Object type Painting
Maker Craig, Sybil (Artist)
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1945
Medium oil on plywood
Measurement canvas: 48 x 41.5 cm; frame: 63.5 x 59 x 3.5 cm


Depicts unidentified women assembling wooden ammunition boxes, ordnance workshop, tools and machines. The following duties were performed by female labour in the Woodworking Section, of the Ordnance Factory, during the Second World War period; - splicing various types of rope handles, lanyards, belts, tow-ropes and ladders. Making Grummett and Hack type wire handles. Cutting, typing and fixing sealing strings and pins to projectile boxes. Assembling various types of ammunition boxes and components. Operating railing machines. Spray painting and dipping of manufactured products. Assisting wood machinists and other tradesmen, Gluing, pressing and handling of various production details. Stacking and tallying of machined components, government agencies, Commonwealth Ordnance Factory, Maribyrnong, Victoria.