Nice press for the time.
Two things I find curious.
The press has almost like a round milling table with T slots and mounted upside down on top to fasten the forming tools too. Would it have been rotatable or fixed?
They lit the scene with lights placed inside the formed turret sitting on the shop floor. It probably made metering for exposure in the picture much more difficult. Did they really want to cast such weird shadows or were they just trying to avoid the lights blowing out the entire scene by using the turret as a giant shade? Note that there is another light hidden behind the column on the right to infill some of the shadows.
(they might have been making great tanks, but making great pictures not so much)
Last edited by cmarlow; Sep 28, 2021 at 01:40 PM.
It looks as the bushing blocks are attached, to guide vertical travel. Can't imagine a rotating fixture table, though a large faceplate [cannibalized from a lathe] would expedite the build. Slots converging at center suits large or small tooling.
I think the lighting is to emphasize part contours; lots of general photographers see forms more important than how they were created.
Most all b/w's Jon post are the reverse, expounding the industrial element.
...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
Machine shop workers at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. 1900.
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nova_robotics (Oct 9, 2021)
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