Female Munition Workers from Siemens Factory, Stafford,

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Date:1914 - 1918 (c.)

Description:A studio portrait of eight female munition workers, wearing overalls and caps, from Siemen's Engineering Works.

Siemens relocated to Stafford from Woolwich in 1903 and manufactured generators, electric motors and various other electrical appliances. The Siemens brothers were German so at the beginning of the First World War the factory was taken over by the government and put to war work.

In 1918 Siemen's merged with several companies, including Dick, Kerr and Co., to become the English Electric Co.

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Donor ref:P82.011.0009 (18/573)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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