Among the pieces on display are a selection of original diaries, company archives, sketches and letters from Oldham factory owner and electrical engineer Sebastian de Ferranti, whose domestic goods factory began producing shells and fuses in wartime. Some of the images from the Ferranti factory are shown below.
The Innovation Race: Manchester’s Makers Join the First World War is on show at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, from 28 March. Admission is free. For more information, visit the museum’s website at www.mosi.org.uk