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    Alcoa apprentices. Massena, NY. 1931.

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    My Grandfather was a machinist at The Messina works until he transferred to the Quad Cities when the new plant opened in '47 or '48 (IIRC for the year). He taught machine tooling at Messina during WWII. He also cast the Clifton Award trophies and made the scale models of "The Cars of the Future" for the automobile "Golden Jubilee" in Detroit/1946.

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    Trafford Foundry workers. Trafford, PA. 1949.

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    # 2683 Thats an impressive casting!

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    2683 is indeed impressive, but not as much so as the mold and the crane and the furnace and the MEN that made it. Boggles my mind when I think about it.

    THEN, let your mind wander to what the casting is going to be just a part of!!!!

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    I think it might be an end bearing cap for a rolling mill machine. Very impressive casting indeed

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    RCA television production line workers. Camden, NJ. 1950.

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    1950ís Telivision

    Those TV sets were manufactured way back when I was a young kid. I can remember watching some of the earlier TV shows sitting in front a TV set just like that. My dad would turn the set on and we had to wait quite some tim for the set to warm up before the picture would show up on the picture tube (cathode ray tube) as the screen was known at the time.
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    RCA television production line workers. Camden, NJ. 1950.

    I remember those test patterns.
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    The test patterns and playing the National Anthem at the end of the broadcasting day.

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