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Women At Work: Drill Press   Leave a comment

Women in industry. Aircraft motor workers. Youthful Paderewskis, take note! Her finger made superbly flexible by years of piano practice, this young employee of a Midwest aircraft motor plant finds her musical training of great assistance in her war job. The operation of this drill press demands constant, rapid hand and wrist movement--and that's where those hours of do-re-mi are paying dividends. She's countersinking six holes in a bolt, an operation requiring great precision, speed and skill. Office of War Information, August 1942.

Women in industry. Aircraft motor workers. Youthful Paderewskis, take note! Her finger made superbly flexible by years of piano practice, this young employee of a Midwest aircraft motor plant finds her musical training of great assistance in her war job. The operation of this drill press demands constant, rapid hand and wrist movement–and that’s where those hours of do-re-mi are paying dividends. She’s countersinking six holes in a bolt, an operation requiring great precision, speed and skill. Office of War Information, August 1942.

Posted June 1, 2015 by henrymowry in Photography

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Women At Work: Subassembly   Leave a comment

Women aircraft workers. Two Pearl Harbor widows work to defeat the Axis at a West Coast aircraft plant. Mrs. Fern Evans, left and Mrs. Evelyn J. W. Casola work as a team on the riveting of radio support assemblies for bomber planes. Neither had previous mechanical experience prior to this job, but both are now successfully handling complicated mechanical jobs. From the Office of War Information archive, May 1942.

Women aircraft workers. Two Pearl Harbor widows work to defeat the Axis at a West Coast aircraft plant. Mrs. Fern Evans, left and Mrs. Evelyn J. W. Casola work as a team on the riveting of radio support assemblies for bomber planes. Neither had previous mechanical experience prior to this job, but both are now successfully handling complicated mechanical jobs. From the Office of War Information archive, May 1942.

Posted May 25, 2015 by henrymowry in Photography

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Women At Work: Cutoff Work   Leave a comment

  Women in industry. Tool production. Arms for the love of America! The capable young woman whose strong hands guide this cutoff machine is one of a Midwest drill and tool factory's many women employees. Almost 1,000 women have recently been employed in this comparatively new plant; sole men workers, other than foreman, are those in the heat treating department. Republic Drill and Tool Company, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by the Office of War Information, August 1942.


Women in industry. Tool production. Arms for the love of America! The capable young woman whose strong hands guide this cutoff machine is one of a Midwest drill and tool factory’s many women employees. Almost 1,000 women have recently been employed in this comparatively new plant; sole men workers, other than foreman, are those in the heat treating department. Republic Drill and Tool Company, Chicago, Illinois. Photo by the Office of War Information, August 1942.

Posted May 18, 2015 by henrymowry in Photography

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Women At Work: Compressed Air Grinder   Leave a comment

Women in industry. Aircraft motor workers. A million dollar baby, not in terms of money but in her value to Uncle Sam, twenty-one-year-old Eunice Hancock, erstwhile five-and-ten-cent store employee, operates a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft motor plant. With no previous experience, Eunice quickly mastered the techniques of her war job and today is turning out motor parts with speed and skill. Note protective mask and visor, two vital safety accessories. Office of War Information photo, August 1942.

Women in industry. Aircraft motor workers. A million dollar baby, not in terms of money but in her value to Uncle Sam, twenty-one-year-old Eunice Hancock, erstwhile five-and-ten-cent store employee, operates a compressed-air grinder in a Midwest aircraft motor plant. With no previous experience, Eunice quickly mastered the techniques of her war job and today is turning out motor parts with speed and skill. Note protective mask and visor, two vital safety accessories. Office of War Information photo, August 1942.

Women At Work: Flare Gun Production   Leave a comment

Women in industry. Flare gun production. "What's new about women working in war industries?" asks Mrs. Annette Caines of Detroit, who manned a milling machine in a gun factory during the last war and hasn't stopped work since. Now employed by a Midwest vacuum cleaner plant which has been converted to war work, Mrs. Caines processes flare gun parts on a drill press with the vigor of an eager, youthful worker. With a thirty-two-year-old son in the Army, Mrs. Caines has a deep personel interest in her job. "We women want to fight with our men folks," she says. "Maybe we can't shoot guns, but we sure can make the stuff for them to shoot with." Eureka Vacuum, Detroit, Michigan. Office of War Information photograph. July 1942.

Women in industry. Flare gun production. “What’s new about women working in war industries?” asks Mrs. Annette Caines of Detroit, who manned a milling machine in a gun factory during the last war and hasn’t stopped work since. Now employed by a Midwest vacuum cleaner plant which has been converted to war work, Mrs. Caines processes flare gun parts on a drill press with the vigor of an eager, youthful worker. With a thirty-two-year-old son in the Army, Mrs. Caines has a deep personel interest in her job. “We women want to fight with our men folks,” she says. “Maybe we can’t shoot guns, but we sure can make the stuff for them to shoot with.” Eureka Vacuum, Detroit, Michigan. Office of War Information photograph. July 1942.

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