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ID number ART26519
Title Soap manufacturing industry: pouring into moulds, Changi
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Maker Griffin, Murray (Artist)
Place made Singapore: Changi
Date made 1945
Medium brush and ink and wash over pencil on paper
Measurement Overall: 18.4 x 27.1 cm (irregular)


No soap was issued by the Japanese to their prisoners-of-war, so the prisoners had to make it, very often with appliances ingeniously contrived from odds and ends. The picture here shows the later stages in the production of soap in the Changi POW Camp. The actual boiling of the mixture is being done where the person is stirring, whilst on the right are two moulds, each holding five cwt of soap to cool and set.