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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sexy View Post
    It’s not for rivets! Come on people, you know that is a Sasquatch size micrometer. �� they have to make sure the armor is at the proper thickness to repel the anti tank rifle rounds.
    And man upper left is signaling thimble man, "more turns, anvil still not touching!"?

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    Huh - a micrometer!

    Well that makes perfect sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Unloading oyster luggers. Baltimore, Maryland, 1905.

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    Bottom right hand corner of pic shows just how long we've been chucking our junk in the rivers, lakes and oceans! Looks like the youngest ship's Captain in the front on the left. Also, isn't that Buster Keaton in front of the big wagon???

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    now thats quality control!!!.

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    With a frame like that I'm wondering if that just hydraulicly "squeezes" the rivets to form them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    With a frame like that I'm wondering if that just hydraulicly "squeezes" the rivets to form them?
    Well, not in that era, but close.
    By the mid-60's, a process named "clinching" had been developed. Clinching joins sheet metal by drawing and forming the part materials into an interlock...eliminating welding and fasteners...no sparks, fumes or heat.
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    Workers baking bread at the Colonial Bread Factory. Springfield, Missouri. 1950.

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    When I was a little kid (I think second or third grade) we went on a field trip to the local Rainbo bakery to see how it was made. I still remember how good the whole building smelled.

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    I suppose there is reason that the guy stacking the bread on the tray is not 20 feet closer to the guys unloading the bread from the oven, maybe it has to cool.

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    Thanks for showing that side John. The 1970's - 1990's Was one of those government change periods that affected farming wall to wall. The government pushed "go big or go away" programs. It was also a period when the government was filled with lawyer, banker, and accountant types, who had never lived, or worked on a farm, who attempted to change farming into an industrial manufacturing business. They did not and DO NOT to this day, understand that farming is different. I had a bull struck by lightning last Christmas time. There is NO government program, or federal procedure for planning a lightning strike into your farm operation. And more specifically it was a bull that was struct not a cow. That of course changes the problem for the farmer in a way someone who never lived on a farm could figure out the difference this problem affects your income over the next 3 years.

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