Girls assembling ammunition boxes, Commonwealth Ordnance Factory, Maribyrnong
ID numberART23528
Collection typeArt
TitleGirls assembling ammunition boxes, Commonwealth Ordnance Factory, Maribyrnong
Measurementcanvas: 48 x 41.5 cm; frame: 63.5 x 59 x 3.5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerCraig, Sybil
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1945
Physical descriptionoil on plywood
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicts 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.