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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Like https://catalog.archives.gov/search?...naIdSort%20asc "Metal shop at the Submarine Base Los Angeles"
    Alternate caption "How many steady rests do you need?"
    Oh, I dunno, how long is the lathe bed?
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    Shaft lathes for sure; I'm betting Axelson or Monarch, greatest of all.
    When it comes to long large but completely modularly reconfigurable lathes one cannot leave out the RG Letourneau tournamatic lathes .
    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
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    Vintage work crew photos-fullsizeoutput_fd7.jpeg
    Speaking of lathes, there had to be a first one...

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    Speaking of mills, now some joker will post pix here of a Tree.
    Probably me, after work.
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    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

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    Tobacco factory workers and lector. 1910.

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    Chance's are good he's reading "The Count of Monte Cristo"...

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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.

    Crewmen transferring a torpedo from a submarine tender to a submarine about to leave on war patrol. May 1945.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IntheGroove View Post
    Chance's are good he's reading "The Count of Monte Cristo"...
    Chances are that the picture is posed. However, it's possible that he took part in a couple of readings of whatever each day, aloud. This would entertain the workers in the pre soap-opera days on radio or tv, and possibly keep gossip and chatter down. Would also give him a chance to dress up for the women. On the left, even the stock-robot wears a tie (but no hat). My wife and I toured through a cigar rolling place somewhere in the Dominican while attending our daughter's wedding. Interesting, while tourist and sales oriented.

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    My Grandmother on my mother's side in the early thirties worked in a cigar factory in Kansas and my Grandmother called it a sweat shop! She did say anything that fell to the floor was used for chewing tobacco, as most of the workers were bare foot,Humm, good stuff!

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    I've got a feeling he's reading about the hazards of smoking.

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    Grumman TBF Avenger is hoisted aboard the USS Santee. October 1942.

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