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    Factory workers put together parts for the RCA Victor black and white televisions on the assembly line in the RCA Camden (NJ) plant, circa 1946.
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    Perhaps not a work crew per se, but close enough for this beautiful photograph.

    Members of the Boulder City Consulting Board and other officials standing in a section of pipe over the Hoover Dam, 1935.
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    Perhaps not a work crew per se, but close enough for this beautiful photograph.



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    The one guy looks a bit squeamish at being photographed inside of a 36ft diameter section of pipe suspended over the canyon by a couple of cables attached to a winch which is also suspended by a series of cables anchored into the rock faces of the canyon.
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    Note the wire rope suspending pipe section. Judging by the men's heads, at least 4" diameter.
    My very first exposure to industry happened at Hoover Dam, way down in the turbine room, also where I saw my first serious lathe. Probably Monarch, American Tool Works, or Lodge & Shipley.
    I imagine it is still there and operative. A good case for preventative and regular maintenance; they sure won't get another one down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    Note the wire rope suspending pipe section. Judging by the men's heads, at least 4" diameter.
    My very first exposure to industry happened at Hoover Dam, way down in the turbine room, also where I saw my first serious lathe. Probably Monarch, American Tool Works, or Lodge & Shipley.
    I imagine it is still there and operative. A good case for preventative and regular maintenance; they sure won't get another one down there.
    You brought up an interesting point about the machines in the bowels of the Hoover dam. A lot of forethought and planning went into the construction of that dam much of it done on the fly so to speak. So many thousands of cubic yards of concrete being poured each and every day on a nonstop basis that cooling tubes and vapor evacuation systems had to be cast in place otherwise the concrete would have heated to the point that it would be impossible for it to ever stabilize and the curing process would begin and prevent it from cracking or even worst exploding, it is believed that some areas will not fully cure for another 100 years
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    Poulterer, Stranraer, Scotland. Late 1800s.
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    Thread entry #880 "The Continental Salt Works" shot; last known example of printing photographic records on non-archival grade kitchen paper towels.
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    Poulterer, Stranraer, Scotland. Late 1800s. #886

    The big thing around us at the present time is every farmer and wannabe landed gentry having a Pheasant shoot (sport).
    every Sunday during the season there shoot resembles this rack of birds, they go out and shoot hundreds of birds for the privilege of taking a brace home - 2 birds. All for the grand total of £2000 per shoot. That makes each of the two birds they are allowed to keep £1000 each. Would you guys pay that for a turkey on a turkey shoot. All the other birds are just dumped or left to rot. When you look at the UK's ban on fox hunting you get a fair idea why the public get pea-ed off with the wanabe Elite. There are four shoots within 10 miles of us, one is ran by my brother and nephew - pillocks.
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    Poulterer, Stranraer, Scotland. Late 1800s. #886

    The big thing around us at the present time is every farmer and wannabe landed gentry having a Pheasant shoot (sport).
    every Sunday during the season there shoot resembles this rack of birds, they go out and shoot hundreds of birds for the privilege of taking a brace home - 2 birds. All for the grand total of £2000 per shoot. That makes each of the two birds they are allowed to keep £1000 each. Would you guys pay that for a turkey on a turkey shoot. All the other birds are just dumped or left to rot. When you look at the UK's ban on fox hunting you get a fair idea why the public get pea-ed off with the wanabe Elite. There are four shoots within 10 miles of us, one is ran by my brother and nephew - pillocks.
    I have a strict rule against sport harvesting for the pure pleasure of expending a projectile down range. the 1000 per bird may be excessive but what is obscene is leaving a kill to rot when said harvest should be processed for consumption of someone less fortunate or has no willingness to spend that kind of money for a meal of such delectable flavor when properly prepared.
    I don't go to Turkey shoot either simply because I have no willingness to show off my shooting skills or lack there of if that be the case. I also don't participate in skeet shooting events or plinking at targets in competitions. There is only going to be one reason for the barrel of any of my weapons to be pointed or aimed at anything in public. And that would be for self-preservation. All other rounds expended by me are done on my own property and usually not for the mere plinking at some target other than to maintain my skill set, even then I only require firing a few rounds if I am still good I quit then and there if I am bad then I need to fire more until I get good again if I can.
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    Scheduled maintenance on a three-axle railway coach in Zürich, Switzerland, 1930.
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