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ID number ART26518
Title Soap manufacturing industry
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium brush and ink and wash on paper
Measurement Overall: 18.4 x 27.1 cm (irregular)


Depicting three of the various stages of soap making in the Changi prisoner-of-war camp, by prisoners with improvised equipment. Extreme left; many washings of wood ash to produce potassium carbonate. Centre; Potassium carbonate boiled with lime to produce caustic potash. Right; Evaporated to make a strong solution.