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1952 Press Photo These hot parts for Air Force jet engines resemble the milk can

AdID: 3074883

Availability: In stock

Part Number: mja01561

Height: 8.25

Width: 10

Source: Milwaukee Journal


This is an original press photo. These hot parts for Air Force jet engines resemble the milk cans they have displaced on the production line of the Firestone Steel Products Company in Akron, Ohio. Output of milk and syrup cans and beer barrels has been halted so high priority steel and strategic heat-resistant alloys can be used by Firestone for jet engine combustion chambers, turbines casings, exhaust cone and support assembles and transition liners. During World War II. Firestone converted its steel fabricating facilities to the manufacture of shatter-proof oxygen cylinders for aircraft. In peacetime years, the Company was the world's largest producer of stainless steel beverage containers. In the above picture, Mary Wronkovich (left) is spot welding, and Madeline Rogers is seam welding the outer combustion chamber of the J-47 jet enginePhoto measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 09-09-1952.