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"Exploring the Enduring Strength and Beauty of Metal" The Boxer of Quirinal: A masterpiece in metal

Background imageMetal Collection: Disused Tin mine, Cornwall

Disused Tin mine, Cornwall
The ruins of a disused Cornish tin mine

Background imageMetal Collection: Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer

Boxer of Quirinal, also known as the Terme Boxer
Greek Art. Hellenistic. Boxer of Quirinal or the Terme Boxer. Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic period (1st century B.C.). Boxer sitting at rest, with metal and leather dressings used for combat

Background imageMetal Collection: The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa

The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa
Postcard image after a painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa La Ladrona (" The Thief" ) in the los Tiros art gallery in Granada, Spain

Background imageMetal Collection: Coopers at work making wooden barrels

Coopers at work making wooden barrels
Four coopers hard at work in their workshop making traditional wooden barrels. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageMetal Collection: Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Miner at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall
Miner at work with a drill underground (below the sea) in Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall, which was just about to cease operation. Date: circa 1986

Background imageMetal Collection: Building and masonry tools

Building and masonry tools
Various building and masonry tools, including a saw, a mallet, chisels, hatchets, a trowel and a hammer

Background imageMetal Collection: Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Metropolitan Police whistle and chain
A Metropolitan Police whistle and chain

Background imageMetal Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageMetal Collection: Perseus and Medusa statue at Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Perseus and Medusa statue at Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Background imageMetal Collection: Sunrise at the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge), Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Sunrise at the Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge), Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMetal Collection: Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh

Beware of Trains - In English and Welsh
A metal sign in English and Welsh stating - Beware of Trains - likely to have been positioned at a footpath crossing or at a station

Background imageMetal Collection: The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at

The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at Reykjavik, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageMetal Collection: The souk, Marrakech (Marrakesh), Morocco, North Africa, Africa

The souk, Marrakech (Marrakesh), Morocco, North Africa, Africa

Background imageMetal Collection: Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies

Image of Che Guevara on wall outside apartment, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageMetal Collection: Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London

Lifeguards on horseback, Horse Guards Parade, London
Lifeguards on horseback in Horse Guards Parade, London. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageMetal Collection: The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin

The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885, by Peder Severin
Peder Severin Kroyer (1851-1909). Danish painter. The Iron Foundry, Burmeister & Wain, 1885. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageMetal Collection: Medieval goldsmith at work

Medieval goldsmith at work
Workshop of Etienne Delaulne, a goldsmith in Paris, 1500s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 16th-century illustration

Background imageMetal Collection: Metal Reactions

Metal Reactions
The chemical and physical reactions of certain metals

Background imageMetal Collection: Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, Grade 1

Ratner patent safe, fire and fall resisting, Grade 1, Size MP, with details and measurements. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageMetal Collection: Great Newtown Head and Metal Man, near Tramore CoWaterford

Great Newtown Head and Metal Man, near Tramore CoWaterford
Great Newtown Head and Metal Man, near Tramore County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

Background imageMetal Collection: Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England

Gold, Carnon Stream Works, Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England
Gold is a native element and precious metal which has been prized by mankind for thousands of years for its beauty, malleability and resistance to corrosion

Background imageMetal Collection: Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot

Amazing Stories scifi magazine cover, The Mad Robot
THE MAD ROBOT by William P McGivern. A brave man fires a ray-gun at an advancing metal robot with large claws and a brain encassed in a glass-domed head Date: 1944

Background imageMetal Collection: Bronze Age

Bronze Age
Illustration of objects from a Bronze Age

Background imageMetal Collection: Chrysina limbata, silver chafer beetle

Chrysina limbata, silver chafer beetle
Silver chafer beetle specimen. The beetles have a base pigment covered by several colourless microscopically thin layers called laminae

Background imageMetal Collection: Laboratory clamp

Laboratory clamp. This is used to hold and support laboratory equipment. The clamp is attached to a stand, and its arms are adjusted with the screw mechanism at centre

Background imageMetal Collection: Giant spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Nervion River, Bilbao, Basque country

Giant spider sculpture by Louise Bourgeois, Nervion River, Bilbao, Basque country, Spain, Europe

Background imageMetal Collection: Iron Bridge over the River Severn, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England, UK

Iron Bridge over the River Severn, Ironbridge, Shropshire, England, UK

Background imageMetal Collection: One of three miniature metal Sikh kirpan daggers

One of three miniature metal Sikh kirpan daggers, nd. Blades shaped like pesh-kabz. Hilts of metal rod, with moulding. Believed to be associated with the indian Mutiny (1857-1859)

Background imageMetal Collection: The Demolition Excavator

The Demolition Excavator
Excavators (Hydraulic Excavators) are heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper (or stick), bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the house

Background imageMetal Collection: The Periodic Table Digital Illustration

The Periodic Table Digital Illustration
In the late 19th century, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published his first attempt at grouping chemical elements according to their atomic weights

Background imageMetal Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageMetal Collection: IBM 5110 and Omnibot 2000 robot

IBM 5110 and Omnibot 2000 robot, holding a packet of crisps, on display at the Computer History Museum, USA. The IBM (International Business Machines) 5110 was released in 1975 for $14, 000

Background imageMetal Collection: England, Tyne and Wear, Angel of the North. The Angel of the North statue near the cities of

England, Tyne and Wear, Angel of the North. The Angel of the North statue near the cities of Gateshead and Newcastle Upon Tyne

Background imageMetal Collection: Cider Press - Normandy

Cider Press - Normandy. Two different varieties of press at work - a screw press and a cranked masher

Background imageMetal Collection: Alfa Romeo Tipo 158

Alfa Romeo Tipo 158
One of the most successful racing cars ever produced, taking 47 wins from 54 races entered. Driven by great drivers Nino Farina, Juan- Manuel Fangio & Luigi Fagioli

Background imageMetal Collection: Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France

Vintage Bentley Speed 6 at Locquirec, Brittany, France
Vintage Bentley Speed 6 (6.5 litre) with driver at the wheel in Locquirec, Brittany, north-west France. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageMetal Collection: The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC

The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC
Prehistory. The Trundholm sun chariot. Early Bronze Age. C. 1400 BC. Scandinavian

Background imageMetal Collection: Tower Bridge jams in summer heat

Tower Bridge jams in summer heat
Tower Bridge, London, jams when the metal expands in the summer heat on 2 July 1968. The bridge is closed for two hours while firefighters cool it down with their hoses

Background imageMetal Collection: Trench Art Lighter, WW1

Trench Art Lighter, WW1
Round Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageMetal Collection: Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1

Oval Trench Art lighter, WW1
Oval Trench Art lighter with officers button on either side

Background imageMetal Collection: Solfar, sun voyager sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland

Solfar, sun voyager sculpture in Reykjavik, Iceland

Background imageMetal Collection: Armadillo and Hydro, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Armadillo and Hydro, Pacific Quay, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageMetal Collection: Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2

Blitz in London -- Balham High Road, WW2
Blitz in London -- a bus in a bomb crater over an underground station in Balham High Road, SW London, 14 October 1940

Background imageMetal Collection: Metal sculpture, Moraira, Spain

Metal sculpture, Moraira, Spain
A metal sculpture by the seashore in Moraira, Alicante, Valencia Region, Spain

Background imageMetal Collection: LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Warehouse fire, Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey
A major docklands fire at Butlers Wharf, Bermondsey, SE London. It happened during a particularly cold spell for March. The attack on the fire by a large number of firefighters

Background imageMetal Collection: Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Jones & Laughlin Steel Works, Monongahela River, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - founded in 1851 by Bernard Lauth and B. F. Jones. Date: circa 1903

Background imageMetal Collection: Napier Railton Britain

Napier Railton Britain

Background imageMetal Collection: Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Sang Bleu



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"Exploring the Enduring Strength and Beauty of Metal" The Boxer of Quirinal: A masterpiece in metal, this ancient statue showcases the power and grace of a skilled pugilist. "The Thief": Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa's painting captures the allure and mystery surrounding a cunning thief, his eyes gleaming with mischief. Coopers at work: Witness the artistry as these craftsmen shape wooden barrels, their tools clinking against metal hoops to create vessels that hold stories within. Miner at Geevor Tin Mine: Delve into the depths of Cornwall's mining history as a brave miner emerges from underground, covered in sweat and dust but fueled by determination. Gold Rush at Carnon Stream Works: In Cornwall's picturesque landscape, witness nature's alchemy as sparkling gold nuggets are extracted from flowing streams using meticulous metal pans. Perseus and Medusa Statue: Marvel at Florence's Loggia dei Lanzi where this stunning bronze sculpture immortalizes Perseus' heroic triumph over Medusa, capturing every detail in lustrous metal. Sunrise at Clyde Arc (Squinty Bridge): As dawn breaks over Glasgow's iconic bridge, its metallic structure glimmers under golden rays, reflecting resilience amidst urban beauty. Great Newtown Head and Metal Man: Stand alongside Tramore CoWaterford’s rugged coastline where an imposing Metal Man stands tall against crashing waves—a guardian watching over seafarers for centuries. WWI German Gas Mask: Encased in its original metal container lies a haunting relic from World War I—an artifact that symbolizes both protection and destruction during times of conflict. Normandy Landings - June 6th, 1944: Remembering bravery on D-Day when thousands stormed ashore through gunfire; steel helmets glinted amidst chaos while courageous soldiers fought for freedom. The Souk, Marrakech.