At one time MR RG had some 150 of his lathes turning out 155 mm shells some 90,000 of them all totaled but the crowning glory of his lathes was his concrete bed lathe made from repurposed ways and Rail road tracks turned into ways,scavenged from his many WWII lathes to turn out shafts for gas turbine generators probably done for the Westinghouse corp.
Not a lot of people know a whole lot of the RG Letourneau corp. outside of his rather large and often times 1 off earth moving equipment or the famous Snow trains
His factory was one of the original rapid reconfigurable manufacturing systems
Never try to tell me it can't be done
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Tobacco factory workers and lector. 1910.
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I don't know how they lifted the torpedoes in the 1947 LA submarine base image, but here's a related image without such a mystery.
Fullsize image: https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/h...r_fullsize.jpgCrewmen transferring a torpedo from a submarine tender to a submarine about to leave on war patrol. May 1945.
Grumman TBF Avenger is hoisted aboard the USS Santee. October 1942.
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