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Fine Art Print of Tamping JLP01_167_07

Tamping JLP01_167_07



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Tamping JLP01_167_07

CORYTON OIL REFINERY, THURROCK, ESSEX. A group of workmen operating a 46ft long tamper during the construction of a 92ft diameter tank base at Coryton Oil Refinery. A tamper is a device used for compacting granular material such as soil or unformed concrete.
Coryton Oil Refinery was ceremonially opened in May 1954 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. It was operated by Vacuum Oil Company; a unit of Mobil. From 1996, the refinery was run by BP as part of a joint venture with Mobil. Ownership of Coryton Refinery was later transferred to BP in 2000, and then Petroplus Holdings in 2007. Major products of the refinery included petrol and diesel, aviation fuels, liquefied petroleum gas, fuel oils and bitumen. Coryton Oil Refinery was closed down in 2012

Media ID 23851962

© Historic England Archive. John Laing Photographic Collection

1950s Construction Engineering Industry Oil Refinery People Teamwork Work


20"x16" (+3" Border) Fine Art Print

20x16 image printed on 26x22 Fine Art Rag Paper with 3" (76mm) white border. Our Fine Art Prints are printed on 300gsm 100% acid free, PH neutral paper with archival properties. This printing method is used by museums and art collections to exhibit photographs and art reproductions.

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Estimated Image Size (if not cropped) is 50.8cm x 40.6cm (20" x 16")

Estimated Product Size is 66cm x 55.9cm (26" x 22")

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