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    Worker cuts compressed air glass cylinders with the hot wire method, which preceded the Pennvernon process. Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (PPG). 1925.

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    now thats pretty neet

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    How does that work? Is that the power lines overhead?

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    Had to dive in......Plenty o' info here.
    https://www.google.com/search?client...+glass+cutting
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    They must be good at their job. Only a few small pieces of glass on teh floor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosiersmoker View Post
    They must be good at their job. Only a few small pieces of glass on teh floor!
    That is what made look. Wanted to see what the starting and terminal end looked like; extent of the remnants. Didn't find so much as a description.
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    Working on inflatable rubber boats at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant. California, 1943.

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    Millennials don't get to say "Hey! There's MY Mom!", and likely unaware maybe Grandmother instead.

    Mine, occupied otherwise;
    Vintage work crew photos-usmcwr.jpg

    In fairness, her forte before this was NOT a war plant, or production of any kind. After sewing her fingers together making Lipton Tea bags........but a terrific Marine photographer! They addressed her as Babe, never mere babe.
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    Those inflatable rubber "boats" look a lot like the pontoons used during the war to temporarily bridge rivers. Wikipedia has a good article on pontoon bridges...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pontoon_bridge

    I copied a couple of pictures from that article to show the resemblence to the rubber "boats"

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    you could get a little dingy when they started gluing the dingys...

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