WestwoodWorks in Peterborough in production during the First WorldWar, 1918
Unmounted (ref: 2584)
Signed and dated in plate
Image size: 15 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. (38.7 x 27.3 cm.)
Portfolio of seven lithographs (originally twelve).
Provenance: Mr J. Pidcock.
These lithographs were produced by Rudolph Ihlee when he was working in theWestwoodWorks drawing office in Peterborough, during the First World War . He was the brother of F.C. Ihlee, Chairman of the Board of management.
During the war most of [WestwoodWorks’] own production ceased
and in common with other engineering factories they went on to war
work. This included, Cordite Mixers, Field Ovens,Diesel engines for
lorries, tractors and tanks, the 6″ Howitzer Field Gun and various
miscellaneous jobs. From 1917 onwards they collaborated with
Joseph Baker & Sons in the manufacture of Base Bakeries for the
Army (Sir Ivor Baker , A Synopsis of the History of Baker Perkins,