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ID number ART25079
Title Machine thread manufacture, Changi camp
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1944
Medium brush and brown ink and wash over pencil, heightened with white on paper
Measurement Overall: 46.8 x 36.2 cm


Sketch showing improvised machine for manufacturing cotton thread from Japanese Army issue socks. The prisoners in Changi established a workshop within the camp to produce most items, such as shoes, clothing, artificial limbs, cooking equipment, needed by the men.