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    Can someone please enligten me?What is that piece they are working on and what are they doing to it?

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    That is a massive hunk of material!!! That needs to be a topic in the "What is it" section!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mcthistle007 View Post
    Can someone please enligten me?What is that piece they are working on and what are they doing to it?
    My early morning smart a** response; That is a BIG hunk of something, they are making it lighter.
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    well thats gonna be either a big lighter, or...the shavings will be heaver than the little lighter whoo's lighter do you reckon there making?? on the lighter side of things,miss green is trying to get her jolly husband to stop smoking, as he is working the little people to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcthistle007 View Post
    Can someone please enligten me?What is that piece they are working on and what are they doing to it?
    Name of company includes 'Axle Works'. I'd guess it's the first operations of a forging die or hammer, but awful large. Too early in the work to identify. The uppermost section has been milled, maybe lugs to register a mating part. Also possible a milling head was mounted for that, switched to single point holder in photo.
    What they are doing is contouring the sides, there is a palm sized cutter above mans head. The table, carrying workpiece travels the bedways, past the cutter, shaving off a hunk with each pass. The big chips are visible on floor; obviously a steel type material, not cast iron.
    They appear to be tape measuring; I hope other 3' aren't excess material!
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    Workers for the Monongahela Railway Company lay some rails. Pennsylvania, 1940.

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    Looks like the guy on the right is riveting against the guy on the left foot!

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    More likely that is an impact wrench. Guy to the right down the track install the plates, bolts and nuts. Then these two guys roll along with the impact and tighten the bolts.

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    awe thats just nuts

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    PPG Industries workers manufacturing safety glass for American bombers in WWII. Crystal City, Missouri. 1942.

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