Lord Kitchner watching the forging of a gun-jacket
Illustrated London News
“Lord Kitchner watching the forging of a gun-jacket at the River Don works of the Vicker-Maxim Company. The dungeon-like forge when the glowing mass of white-hot steel was brought to the steam-press was weird in the extreme. A great shaft thrust through the metal enabled the men to manipulate the mass, which was slowly squeezed into shape by intermittent pressure, not by brisk strokes as in the steam-hammer. The heat was terrific, and such as no novice could long endure.”
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