AIR MINISTRY: A rare original preliminary Jet Engine poster design for the Deputy Directorate of Accident Prevention, 1940s

AIR MINISTRY: A rare original preliminary poster design featuring Jet Engines for the Air Ministry – Deputy Directorate of Accident Prevention.

The poster design titled “When Jet Engines Are Running Stand Clear”. Created 1940s, artist/ designer unknown. The poster design depicts a Gloster Meteor type plane in silhouette, with the Danger Zones indicated in proximity to jet. Painting in gouache on artists board with corresponding paper cover/ protective overlay.

The cover providing Air Ministry code and details “Poster No 7/48, the property of the Deputy Directorate of Accident Prevention, ROOM 802, Air Ministry, Princes House, Kingsway”.  Further details to reverse “Designed by: High, Approved by Wil. Hunt, Passed by (illegible) and dated’24 MAR 1948’, dimensions 51 x 38cm

Our store contains a number of Air Ministry related pieces, see: AIR MINISTRY POSTERS: A rare original restricted proof copy Royal Air Force poster for the Airfield Construction Branch, 1955

Dimensions: 51 x 38cm


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Condition Report: In overall excellent condition, some rounding to corners, cover sheet with tearing and paper loss. Condition very good in accordance with age and use.

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