Album of photographs of Joseph Emberton's prototype steel house

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 1837 DES/EMB/2/9
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 album, comprising 14 sheets plus covers, containing 11 prints.

Scope and Content

Contains black and white prints showing the interior and exterior of the steel house. Pages 3, 13 and 14 are empty.

Administrative / Biographical History

Emberton's steel house prototype was the result of his advice to government about housing, primarily as a consultant to the Ministry of Works. The intention was to use surplus steel, but the project had to be abandoned when it was discovered that there was no such surplus. The prototype was built by Briggs Bodies of Dagenham, Essex.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Black and white photographs inserted into card, tied with string.

Archivist's Note

Record edited and catalogue number changed by Sue Breakell, 5 October 2010.

Related Material

Further loose prints are at EMB/2/10.


See Rosemary Ind 'Emberton' p41-43.