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... An act to provide for the erecting and repairing of arsenals and magazine and for other purposes. [Philadelphia: Printed by Childs and Swaine, 1794].

Wyld's military map of the United States, the northern states, and the southern confederate states: with the forts, harbours, arsenals, and military positions.

Military map of the United States & territories showing the location of the military posts, arsenals, Navy Yards, & ports of entry. Compiled from pub-doc--1861.

Washington arsenal

Washington arsenal

The U.S. Arsenal, at Washington, D.C. / photographed and published by Bell & Bro., no. 319 Penn. Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Map of the United States showing the limits of the military departments and the positions of the military posts /

Map of the United States /

Chrysler tank arsenal. Another day's work done. These are workers at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal, near Detroit, where 10,000 men are producing M-3 tanks, twenty-eight ton rolling arsenals which promise to make Uncle Sam's mechanized forces the equal of any in the world in striking power

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). Ready for installation in Chrysler M-3 tanks, these routh turret castings, which weigh 4,000 pounds each, have just been received at the huge Detroit tank arsenal where 10,000 men are turning out these twenty-eight ton rolling arsenals

Chrysler tank arsenal. Workers in the huge tank Chrysler arsenal near Detroit, putting the tracks on one of the giant M-3 tanks. These rolling arsenals weigh twenty-eight tons, are capable of speeds over twenty-five miles an hour and are equipped with 75 mm. field artillery gun and a 37 mm. anti-aircraft gun, as well as four mounted machine guns and various unmounted arms its crew may carry. The tanks are powered by 400 horsepower Wright Whirlwind aviation engines

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). Ten thousand skilled workers are turning out twenty-eight ton M-3 tanks at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit. This man is checking the sub-assembly of a cupola to be installed on the top of a gun turret of one of these rolling arsenals

Chrysler tank arsenal. Workers in the huge tank Chrysler arsenal near Detroit, putting the tracks on one of the giant M-3 tanks. These rolling arsenals weigh twenty-eight tons, are capable of speeds over twenty-five miles an hour and are equipped with 75 mm. field artillery gun and a 37 mm. anti-aircraft gun, as well as four mounted machine guns and various unmounted arms its crew may carry. The tanks are powered by 400 horsepower Wright Whirlwind aviation engines

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). Stockpiles such as these need constant replenishment now that M-3 tanks have reached a mass production schedule. These are wheel suspension lever forgings, stored outside the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit where 10,000 workers are turning out 28 ton rolling arsenals for the Army

Steel alloy manufacture. America builds for its Arsenals of Democracy. Workers ramming in the bottom of a new thirty-five ton electric melting furnace which two days later was placed in operation to produce steel alloys from scrap iron and steel. This plant is being expanded at record speed to keep up with the even increasing needs of the national defense production program. Allegheny Ludlum, Brackenridge, Pennsylvania

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). Ten thousand skilled workers at the huge Chrysler tank arsenal,in Detroit,turning out twenty-eight ton M-3 tanks. This pair is attaching a hinge plate to the cupola of a gun turret which will be set on one of these rolling arsenals

Chrysler tank arsenal. Individual mobile arsenals are the outpost of the huge Chrysler tank arsenal on the outskirts of Detroit. A worker is here installing a machine gun on an M-3 tank, one of the twenty-eight ton giants which mount four machine guns, two .50 calibre and two .30 calibre, a .75 mm. gun and a 37 mm. anti-aircraft gun, as well as an assortment of hand machine guns, and other weapons for use by the crew

Tank manufacture (Chrysler). Stockpiles such as these need constant replenishment now that M-3 tanks have reached a mass production schedule. These are wheel suspension lever forgings, stored outside the huge Chrysler tank arsenal in Detroit where 10,000 workers are turning out twenty-eight ton rolling arsenals for the Army

Barrage balloon manufacture. Glove for a gas bag. Fitting the outstretched fingers of a fabric patch to the side of a barrage balloon, this worker must be extremely careful to put the patch on smoothly. Any wrinkles might bind, pinch or chafe and cause leaks. Sewn and seamed inside this "glove" is a webbing of rope which will become part of the rigging which controls the giant balloon as it flies thousands of feet above cities, arsenals, or other bomber objectives. General Tire and Rubber Company, Akron, Ohio

Mammoth weight of drop forger. Forging part of a large gun in an eastern Navy yard. This is one of eleven Navy arsenals which have stepped up production to top speed for the war program

Training. Work Projects Administration (WPA) vocational school. Competent instructors and well-equipped shops make for a successful vocational training school. This experienced Negro machinist is teaching a young Negro trainee the intricacies of lathe operation. After completion of the course in the WPA vocational training school, the student will be qualified for a job in one of our great arsenals of democracy

Thunder for the artillery. Thousands of these big shells are coming out of Army arsenals to supply the new guns. Location: an eastern arsenal producing at top speed

Cartridge cases moving toward completion. Workers getting ready to turn the head for a five-inch cartridge case. The work is being performed in one of eleven Navy arsenals which are working at top speed for the war program

Heavy tonnage in Navy guns. Shifting the enormous guns in an eastern Navy yard required overhead pulleys and special flatcars. Guns are being produced in eleven Navy arsenals to arm the fleet of new warships for the new two-ocean fleet

Filling the arsenals. Cartridge cases for ammunition are piling up by the thousands in the Army's arsenals. These have just come out of production at a large eastern arsenal

New gun coming up for the Navy. Major caliber guns in manufacture at an eastern Navy yard. This is one of the eleven arsenals working in various parts of the country for the expanded Navy war program

Mammoth weight of drop forger. Forging part of a large gun in an eastern Navy yard, one of eleven arsenals which have stepped up production to top speed for the war program

Torpedo tubes get coat of paint. Painters putting the finishing touches on torpedo tubes in production at an eastern Navy arsenal. All kinds of skilled workers are needed in the expanded war program. Production has been stepped up in this and ten other arsenals throughout the country

Fitting a round peg in a square hole. Heating the cylinder for a large gun preparatory to forging it. Production of these guns for the war program is going ahead at top speed in eleven Navy arsenals throughout the country

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. Converted from the production of such items as soft drink dispensers and game boards, this Eastern manufacturing firm now produces precision tools for cartridge manufacture, brass quadrants and other essentials for the armed forces. Personnel has jumped from 12 to 76 workers. In this machine shop different types of measuring gauges, bullet tools, dies and punches for use in America's arsenals are produced. Bristol and Martin Company, New York, New York

Payment of U.S. troops and Canadian contractors brings in American exchange, facilitating purchase of war materials in United States for Dominion's arsenals

Small part for a big gun. Forging part of a large gun in an eastern Navy yard. This is one of eleven arsenals which have stepped up production to top speed for the war program

Cartridge drawing machine. Skilled worker drawing a five-inch cartridge case for the big anti-aircraft guns. The yard in which this work is performed is one of eleven Navy arsenals which are working at top speed to furnish ammunition needed for our two-ocean Navy

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. The president of an Eastern manufacturing company now producing war essentials on prime and subcontracts, checks a contour gauge manufactured for Army arsenals. Gauges for measuring cartridges and other war materials must be accurate to the 2/10,000 of an inch to meet ordnance specifications. Bristol and Martin Company, New York, New York

Drawing of a cartridge case. Skilled worker drawing a five-inch cartridge case for the big anti-aircraft guns. The yard in which the work is performed is one of eleven Navy yard arsenals which are working at top speed to furnish ammunition needed for our two-ocean Navy

Ready for battle. Finished guns of large caliber awaiting shipment in an eastern Navy yard. This is just one of the eleven Navy arsenals which are producing guns for the two-ocean fleet

Guns for the Navy. Finished guns of large caliber awaiting shipment in an eastern Navy yard, one of eleven arsenals which are producing guns for the new two-ocean fleet

Giant tongs hold forging. Forging part of a large gun in an eastern Navy yard. This is one of eleven Navy arsenals which have stepped up production to top speed for the war program

Furnaces in the Navy yard. Heating part of a big Navy gun preparatory to forging in one of eleven arsenals working at top speed for the expanded war program

First stage in a big Navy gun. Forging part of a large gun in an eastern Navy yard arsenal. This is one of eleven arsenals which have stepped up production to top speed for the war program

Brass for cartridges. Rolling out brass slabs is one of the first processes in manufacturing cartridge cases. The work is being performed at one of eleven Navy arsenals which are working at top speed to furnish ammunition for our two-ocean Navy

Big gun in the raw. Heating the cylinder for a large gun preparatory to forging it. Production of these guns for the war program is going ahead at top speed in eleven Navy arsenals throughout the country

Guns in a gunyard. Finished guns of large caliber awaiting shipment in an eastern Navy yard, one of eleven arsenals which are producing guns for the new two-ocean fleet

Filling the arsenals. Cartridge cases for ammunition are piling up by the thousands in the Army's arsenals. These have just come out of production at a large eastern arsenal

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Brigadier General H.F. Safford, Chief of theProduction Service Branch, Ordnance Department, examines an exhibit of standard types of new glass gauges which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. A steel plug gauge is compared with a glass plug gauge which replaces it at the Frankford Arsenal. A plain ring glass gauge shows in the foreground. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greatly visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Inspecting a gear with a steel ring, since replaced by a glass gauge at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Colonel H.B. Hambleton, Chief of Army Ordnance's Gage Section explains the virtues of a glass plug gauge to Mr. Thornton Lewis and Brigadier General H.F. Safford (left to right). Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Markings are carried on a label pasted on the handle of a glass plug gauge, which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Markings on other gauges are produced by acid etching. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. A steel plug gauge, since replaced by a glass gauge at the Frankford Arsenal, is shown checking an inside diameter of a cartridge case. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Markings on the handles of the new glass gauges, which replace steel gauges in the Frankford Arsenal, are produced by acid etching as shown on the attached labels. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Brigadier General H.F. Safford, Chief of Production Service Branch, Ordnance Department, examines an exhibit of standard types of new glass gauges which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. A glass ring gauge for the inspection of fuse parts. These gauges are replacing steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking an inside diameter of a cartridge case with one of the glass gauges which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking an inside diameter of a cartridge case with one of the glass gauges which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Glass gauges of various types are replacing steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Left, top to bottom: double-end gauge, "go" plug gauge, ring gauge. Right, top to bottom: "not go" plug gauge, double and solid-handle plug gauge, double-end taper-lock standard, handle plug gauge. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking the inside diameter of a cartridge case with one of the glass gauges, which are replacing steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Markings on the handles of new glass gauges, which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal, are produced by acid etching. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking an inside diameter of a cartridge case with one of the glass gauges, which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal, are produced by acid etching. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking the outside diameter of a gear with one of the glass ring gauges, that are replacing steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Checking an inside diameter of a cartridge case with one of the glass gauges, which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal, are produced by acid etching. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. A plain plug glass gauge, which replaces a steel gauge in the Frankford Arsenal, is used to determine the inside diameter of a metal part. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in government arsenals alone

Conservation. Glass gauges replacing steel. Mr. A.E. Smith and Mr. Stanley Farrow (left to right) of Army Ordnance's Gage Section, discuss glass gauges, which replace steel gauges at the Frankford Arsenal. Glass gauges are lighter and cheaper than steel, permit greater visibility in inspection, are not as much affected by room temperatures and heat of operators' hands, are not corroded by perspiration, need no protection against rusting, do not acquire burrs that would change the effective sizes. They can save the annual use of 250 tons of critical tool steel in Government arsenals alone

United States Code: Arsenals, Armories, Arms, and War Material Generally, 50 U.S.C. §§ 51-99 (1952)

Benicia Arsenal, Storehouse, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Benicia Arsenal, Gun Yard, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Frankford Arsenal, Building No. 261, East of Clay Street between Craid & Hagner Roads, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Benicia Arsenal, Building No. 74, Benicia, Solano County, CA

U.S. Allegheny Arsenal, Carriage House, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA

Frankford Arsenal, Building No. 264, Southeast corner Eakin Street & Craid Road, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Laboratory & Office, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Frankford Arsenal, Building No. 131, Northeast corner of Craid Road & Clay Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

U.S. Arsenal, Artillery Shed, 167 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, Charleston County, SC

U.S. Arsenal, Foundry Building, 167 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, Charleston County, SC

U.S. Arsenal, Building, 167 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, Charleston County, SC

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Mess Hall, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Benicia Arsenal, Dock, Benicia, Solano County, CA

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Barracks Building, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Barracks Building, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Barracks Building, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Barracks Building, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Mount Vernon Arsenal, Old Barracks Building, Old Saint Stephens Road (County Road 96), Mount Vernon, Mobile County, AL

Raritan Arsenal, Steam Cleaning Shop S-3-B, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Steam Cleaning Shop S-3-B, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Steam Cleaning Shop S-3-B, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Steam Cleaning Shop S-3-B, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, General Storehouse, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, General Storehouse, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Redstone Arsenal, Harris Residence, Off Buxtia Road between Shields & McAlpine Roads, Huntsville, Madison County, AL

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

Watertown Arsenal, Building No. 131, Arsenal Street, Watertown, Middlesex County, MA

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