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Title
 
A Secret Saucepan
1940s
Description
 
This saucepan was made illicitly from aircraft metal in the Trojan factory, Purley Way, around 1942. A stock of them was discovered in the early 1950's when saucepans were almost impossible to buy. Since supplies of the aircraft metal were under strict control, the saucepans could not be sold openly. Trojan workers gave them to family and friends. Trojan workers also made cigarette lighters on the night shift when they should have been making armaments.
Object Name
 
saucepan
Date
 
c.1942
Material
 
metal
Measurements
 
whole: 100 x 285 x 145 mm
Theme
 
Home & Community | Crime & Law
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 5
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service