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1943 Press Photo Huge machine set-up, dwarfing the men who command it

AdID: 3199335

Availability: In stock

Part Number: mja01570

Height: 8

Width: 10

Source: Milwaukee Journal


This is an original press photo. This Huge machine set-up, dwarfing the men who command it, is the installation required for the 6,000,000-LB. Press in a Chevrolet Aluminum Forge plant, from which comes volume production of Aluminum Aircraft parts and propeller blades. The press itself, which is served by all the other equipment in the picture, becomes almost incidental to it in this dramatic night photo. In the foreground is the manipulator, on which an operator rides from furnace to press, carrying 1,500-LB. Aluminum billets which are squeezed, or "Cogged Down", in the "Vee" dies of the press (right center). In the background are the "Air Bottles", "Air-Over-Water Bottle" and the storage tanks, which comprise the accumulator system necessary to develop and maintain the tremendous pressure for the press. A water and soluble oil mixture at 4,500 lbs. per square inch is contained by these bottles which are made with walls of welded laminated steel plate, 6 1/4 inches thickPhoto measures 10 x 8inches. Photo is dated 08-19-1943.