Old Photos of Witham

Paint-dip’ from Crittall catalogue

Taken: 1951-1953, Ref: M1952

Paint-dip’. Photo (19) from a series illustrating the making of a window. From page 21 of catalogue. The caption says ‘Paint-dip. Before the introduction o f hot-dip galvanizing the two-coat paint dip was the normal finish applied to provide protection until after installatin and final painting. The first coat contains a chromate rust inhibitor, while the second coat contains less pigment and more varnish for weather resistance. Each coat is oven dried. In some countries, and in dry non-industrial atmospheres, given adequate periodic repaiting, this finish is satisfactory’. John Thurgoood, who worked there, says this picture was taken at the Witham works. See link for notes on the catalogue.

PublisherCrittall Manufacturing Company Ltd.
Date taken1951-1953
SourceCrittall Windows catalogue no.163, 1953. Published by Crittall Manufacturing Company Ltd., Braintree. Large book. Copy lent by John Thurgood of Terling. There is another copy at Braintree museum.
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