Soap manufacturing industry
ID numberART26518
Collection typeArt
TitleSoap manufacturing industry
MeasurementOverall: 18.4 x 27.1 cm (irregular)
Object typeDrawing
MakerGriffin, Murray
Place madeSingapore: Changi
Date made1945
Physical descriptionbrush and ink and wash on paper
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionDepicting 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.