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    Glad I got to see the enlarged photo. Was not sure what the third and fourth men from bottom were walking on. Since I have an "issue" with heights - this would have been an impossible job for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick79 View Post
    Glad I got to see the enlarged photo. Was not sure what the third and fourth men from bottom were walking on. Since I have an "issue" with heights - this would have been an impossible job for me.
    looks like cyclone mesh (used for fencing in Australia), but in this case they're using it as dropped objects netting. it would be different to walk on that and see through it, but then the architects get that same effect nowadays with suspended glass walkways.

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    The height and the construction wouldn't bother me but you can keep the snow!

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    Conversion. Watch cases to war production. They'll be doing war work soon. When the last batch of ladies' compacts is cleaned at a converted Kentucky plant, these girls will use their skill in the production of bomb fuse baffles, compass cases and parts for carbine and machine guns. Wadsworth Watch Company, Louisville, Kentucky.
    February, 1942.


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    The one who took the photo knew something was not right!

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    This picture, women of Wadsworth Watch Co., tells me saving the description has importance. I'd seen them self-explanatory, that's kind of myopic.
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    NACA dynamometer crew working on Allison V-1710 engine. March, 1943.

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    Will someone get that guy a hat to match his tie...

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    I am wondering why that guy at the left of the frame appears to have his hand on some kind of switch. That does not look like a good idea with the other guys working on the engine.

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    No one is "working" on the engine...

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