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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    Looks like it would have been good sport to see who could do the fastest setup.
    Not just spools of material, lube and cleaning; more hand-wheels than a refinery!

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    Niagara Falls castings.

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    the mind kind of boggles at the work going into making that pattern and ramming it up with that complicated core. Surely they didn't have any form of lost foam casting back then...

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    What impressed me was the state of the art ladders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimfols View Post
    What impressed me was the state of the art ladders.
    Not a lot of metal workers are talented carpenters as well. . .
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    Are they still in use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    Are they still in use?

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    Doubt it, those ladders look pretty flimsy

    They may be still in use, this is the Wikipedia article on the plant, based on the probable age of the photo. The plant has undergone refurbishment starting in 2012.

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    Flexible wall nozzle in the Lewis Unitary Plan Lupa wind tunnel. 1955.

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    A Lynch bottle machine at work. In the center, a blob of molten glass is ready to drop into a mould, March 1937.
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    The white blob already looks like a solid bottle.

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