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Topic: edward gruber

1939
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Brooklyn, New York. Dollies, carrying newly-machined engine parts, being moved in and out of the shipping room of a factory engaged in subcontracting work for aviation, shipbuilding and radio manufacturing concerns. This factory previously made oil burner equipment

Brooklyn, New York. Dollies, carrying newly-machined engine parts, bei...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Possibly photographed by Edward Gruber. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Pic... more

Lend-lease in action. American M-3 tanks, "General Grants," are in action in Africa and are preparing for battle in Australia. The picture shows an M-3 tank, lend-leased to the United Nations, being hoisted aboard a cargo vessel at an unnamed American port

Lend-lease in action. American M-3 tanks, "General Grants," are in act...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Negative has a tape mask. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division.... more

Production drive poster

Production drive poster

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Worm shaft which may be made in a tool shop having turret lathe, tool room screw cutting lathe, horizontal milling machine, drill press, and heat treating facilities

Worm shaft which may be made in a tool shop having turret lathe, tool ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Cast iron bracket calling for drilling, spot facing, gang milling, reaming and face milling machinery

Cast iron bracket calling for drilling, spot facing, gang milling, rea...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Negative has a tape mask. Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overs... more

"V" Gates, Hitler. Jack Nathan, holds the grill from his Brooklyn home, which he donated yesterday to the New York City Salvage Committee to help its campaign for scrap metal

"V" Gates, Hitler. Jack Nathan, holds the grill from his Brooklyn home...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Flyweight calling for four inch capacity semi-automatic turret lathe, internal thread grinder, internal grinder, cylindrical grinder, and lapping and heat treating facilities

Flyweight calling for four inch capacity semi-automatic turret lathe, ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Oil pump housing showing aluminum alloy casting and finished casting which calls for milling, drilling, boring, and reaming operations

Oil pump housing showing aluminum alloy casting and finished casting w...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Negative has a tape mask. Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overs... more

Rubber track guide, length four and three-quarters inches

Rubber track guide, length four and three-quarters inches

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made under subcontract by a small New York manufacturing plant

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Top left: special three step roughing reamer. Top right, special taper forming reamer. Bottom, special line reaper, length 20 inches

Top left: special three step roughing reamer. Top right, special taper...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Left to right are: Al Gerson, buyer; Ben Taft, automobile graveyard inspector, War Production Board (WPB); Frederick G. Zander, seller. Close up of U.S. inspector of auto graveyards with buyer and seller of buses inside one of the buses

Left to right are: Al Gerson, buyer; Ben Taft, automobile graveyard in...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission being inspected at the first OPM (Office of Personnel Management) permanent exhibit at which samples of needed defense equipment and parts are shown to prospective producers. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, December 23 in the Boatman's Bank Building in St. Louis, Missouri. Bits and pieces of needed war goods were exhibited by fourty-eight holders of large war contracts and by the Army, the Navy, and the U.S. Maritime Commission. It is planned to change the articles displayed in this exhibit as some of them become under contracts or subcontracts. Representatives of the Contract Distribution Division will be available regularly to advise manufacturers attending the exhibits. Similar exhibits are scheduled to open shortly in other cities throughout the country

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission bein...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made under subcontract by a small New York manufacturing plant

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Top left: special end cutting form cutter. Top right: special forming tool. Bottom: long combination step drill and subland drill, nine and one-half inches long

Top left: special end cutting form cutter. Top right: special forming ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Forging die block. A Long Island manufacturer of a variety of forgings is seeking complete tool and die shop facilities for the production of a number of forging die blocks similar to the item illustrated. The die forging blocks vary in size from two by four by six inches to eight by ten by twelve inches in general. Facilities capable of turning out large quantities--fifty to several hundred weekly--are desired

Forging die block. A Long Island manufacturer of a variety of forgings...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

New York, New York(?). Grinding thin wafers of quartz to close tolerances, for use as radio crystal oscillators. Five hundred crystals a day can be produced by this firm which previously manufactured jewelry and watch cases

New York, New York(?). Grinding thin wafers of quartz to close toleran...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

A Detroit manufacturer of aircraft engines is seeking automatic screw machine facilities for the manufacture of ninety-six items of steel and bronze aircraft engine hardware in quantities from fourteen thousand to two-hundred thousand and in diameters from one-quarter to one and one-half inches. Three of the items are illustrated. Top left, bolt; top right, retainer; bottom, cylinder head stud

A Detroit manufacturer of aircraft engines is seeking automatic screw ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Left to right: terminal, turnbucle sleeve, type; terminal, sleeve type; terminal, cable fork; terminal cable eye

Left to right: terminal, turnbucle sleeve, type; terminal, sleeve type...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Left to right: the buyer Al Gerson is shown handing over purchase price in war bonds to the seller, Frederick G. Zander, as Ben Taft, second from left, auto salvage inspector of the automobile graveyard section and another War Production Board (WPB) official look on. Group of Office of Price Administration (OPA) officials with buyer and seller of 15 buses for scrap metal in a Long Island, New York parking lot

Left to right: the buyer Al Gerson is shown handing over purchase pric...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Rubber track cross plates, length thirteen inches

Rubber track cross plates, length thirteen inches

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission being inspected at the first OPM (Office of Production Management) permanent exhibit at which samples of needed defense equipment and parts are shown to prospective producers. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, December 23 in the Boatmen's Bank building in Saint Louis, Missouri. Bits and pieces of needed war goods were exhibited by fourty-eight holders of large war contracts and by the Army, Navy and the U.S. Maritime Commission. It is planned to change the articles displayed in this exhibit as some of them become placed under contracts and subcontracts. Representatives of the Contract Distribution Division will be available regularly to advise manufacturers attending the exhibit. Similar routine exhibits are scheduled to open shortly in other cities throughout the country

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission bein...

Actual size of negative is B (approximately 5 x 7 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

A Detroit manufacturer of air craft engines is seeking automatic screw machine facilities for the manufacture of ninety-six items of steel and bronze air craft engine hardware in quantities from fourteen thousand to two-hundred thousand and in diameters from one-quarter inch to one and one-half inches. Three of the items are illustrated. Left, oil relief valve cap; right, cap nut

A Detroit manufacturer of air craft engines is seeking automatic screw...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Rotors and blades. A Cleveland manufacturer making aircraft fuel pumps is seeking subcontractors who can furnish steel rotors and rotor blades

Rotors and blades. A Cleveland manufacturer making aircraft fuel pumps...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Bits and pieces display. O.C.D. small parts display at WPB (War Production Board) office, 122 E. 42nd Street, New York City

Bits and pieces display. O.C.D. small parts display at WPB (War Produc...

Actual size of negative is D (approximately 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... more

General view of fifteen buses out of service, sold for scrap to supply much needed raw material for the steel mills. The buses were sold from a Long Island parking lot where they have been parked for over one year

General view of fifteen buses out of service, sold for scrap to supply...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Photo: stainless steel shaft

Photo: stainless steel shaft

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Special shell reaming tool; length, three and seven-sixteenths inches

Special shell reaming tool; length, three and seven-sixteenths inches

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Stuffing box castings. A New York City instrument manufacturer is seeking rough casting and sand blasting facilities for the manufacture of eleven stuffing box castings, varying in weight from three quarters pound to two pounds. Material: soft steel, Navy specification forty-nine Sl, grade B. Quantity 200 to 300 each

Stuffing box castings. A New York City instrument manufacturer is seek...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made under subcontract by a small New York manufacturing plant

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Photo: aluminum housing

Photo: aluminum housing

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

A New York City manufacturer wishes to locate turret lathe, drill press, and arbor press facilities for the manufacture of a five-inch assembly housing

A New York City manufacturer wishes to locate turret lathe, drill pres...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Photo: crankshaft case

Photo: crankshaft case

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Forged steel hook. A New York City manufacturer of steel fittings is seeking subcontractors with eight-hundred to three-thousand pound drop hammer facilities for the manufacture of three hooks and buckles, similar to the item illustrated, in quantities of fifty to sixty-thousand. Subcontractor must furnish forging dies

Forged steel hook. A New York City manufacturer of steel fittings is s...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Photo: two gear drives

Photo: two gear drives

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made under subcontract by a small New York manufacturing plant

The parts shown are aluminum supports for plane wings. These are made ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Gear pinion and segment for plane instrument

Gear pinion and segment for plane instrument

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission being inspected at the first OPM (Office of Production Management) permanent exhibit at which samples of needed defense equipment and parts are shown to prospective producers. The exhibit opened on Tuesday, December 23 in the Boatmen's Bank building in Saint Louis, Missouri. Bits and pieces of needed war goods were exhibited by fourty-eight holders of large war contracts and by the Army, Navy and the U.S. Maritime Commission. It is planned to change the articles displayed in this exhibit as some of them become placed under contracts and subcontracts. Representatives of the Contract Distribution Division will be available regularly to advise manufacturers attending the exhibit. Similar routine exhibits are scheduled to open shortly in other cities throughout the country

Bits and pieces display. Parts needed by U.S. Maritime Commission bein...

Actual size of negative is B (approximately 5 x 7 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

A Brooklyn machine manufacturing firm is seeking machine shop facilities for the machining of very large quantities of Navy brass forgings. Item: socket. Material: Navy brass, two and one-half inches by six inches. Tolerances: plus .002, minus .000. Machines needed: turret lathes, number three Barton and Oliver, number four Warner Swasey or one and one-half inch Jones Lamson. Forgings and inside drilling tools will be furnished

A Brooklyn machine manufacturing firm is seeking machine shop faciliti...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

An Ohio manufacturer is looking for two and thirteen-sixteenths inch and three and three-sixteenths inch automatic screw machine facilities for the machining of large quantities of steel fuse parts. Item: inner can. Material: cold rolled steel tubing two and thirteen-sixteenths inch diameter by three inches. Tolerances: plus or minus --1. Quantity: five-hundred daily. Machines needed: automatic screw machine two and thirteen-sixteenths inch capacity, drill jig, single spindle tapper. Item: outer can. Material: cold rolled steel tubing three and three-sixteenths inch diameter by eight inches. Tolerances: plus .002 minus .000. Quantity: 500 daily. Machines needed: automatic screw machine, three and three-sixteenths inch capacity, drill jig, tapper, milling machine. A government procurement agency is seeking a contractor with facilities for forging heat treating and machining bulkheads. These parts are twenty-one inches in diamerter by eight inches. Material: steel, alloy CM. Dimensions: twenty-one inches in diameter by eight inches. Tolerances: close. Quantity: 500 to 6000 pieces per month

An Ohio manufacturer is looking for two and thirteen-sixteenths inch a...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Steel, bronze, and aluminum gear blanks. A Brooklyn manufacturer holding marine contracts is seeking subcontractng facilities for the production of a large number of gear blanks of various sizes and shapes

Steel, bronze, and aluminum gear blanks. A Brooklyn manufacturer holdi...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

A New York City watch manufacturer, making clocks for airplanes, is seeking automatic screw machine facilities for the manufacture of twenty-thousand to thirty-thousand small clock gears. Material: high carbon steel, oil hardened. Dimentsions: O.D. .3685 inches; diameter at base of teeth. .3355 inches; Thirty-six teeth, depth, .0165 inches; thickness, .046 inches; diameter center hole, .1 inches

A New York City watch manufacturer, making clocks for airplanes, is se...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Conversion. Paper machinery to naval sights. Sight rings and details for open naval sights are inspected in the plant of an Eastern paper machinery manufacturer who is also turning out tank gun mount housings and plane wing equipment

Conversion. Paper machinery to naval sights. Sight rings and details f...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

Oil burners to machine gun parts. Using a micrometer to check this small part for an army machine gun, this worker must achieve tolerance not greater than 110,000 of an inch. This upper New York state factory, which formerly produced oil burners, is under contract for 75,000 small precision parts for the Army. Its employees are super-skilled workmen, many of whom have been with the firm for decades. Reif-Rexoil Company, Buffalo, New York

Oil burners to machine gun parts. Using a micrometer to check this sma...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. High speed grinding of a bullet punch goes on twenty-two hours a day in an Eastern manufacturing company converted from the manufacture of civilian items to one hundred percent production for war. Bristol and Martin Company, New York, New York

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. High speed grinding of a bulle...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Annotation on negative. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. W... more

Conversion. Silverware plant. Undergoing conversion to production of bomb shackles from silver tableware, employees of an Eastern plant are helping America deal death to the Axis. On this assembly line, final touches are put on nearly-completed bomb shackles. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. Undergoing conversion to production of b...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Salvage. Wool reclamation. Bales of wool rags, from which the wool is to be reclaimed, come in bales to an Eastern plant from dealers everywhere. Taken from the bales and thrown into this pile, they are passed to rag-picking machines which shred the fabrics as the first step in the reclamation process

Salvage. Wool reclamation. Bales of wool rags, from which the wool is ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. As part of their campaign to collect goods for the Victory Campaign, Boy Scouts of Troop 121 of the United Church of Van Nest, Bronx, New York are shown pushing in one of their collection items, an old Ford jalopy, into the Westchester Auto Wrecking Company yard at 1400 Blondell Avenue in the Bronx. Shown in the photo pushing the car are Scouts of Troop #121 while Edward G. Bellmaire, Scoutmaster, David Lanoff of the wrecking company, and Frank O. March, Vice Chairman of the Bronx Salvage Campaign Committee look on

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. As part of their campaign to colle...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteer checking and posting ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. This is a South Bend swing lathe used formerly in the manufacture of merry-go-rounds. This machine, along with others in this New York state plant is now turning out bits and pieces for our war program. Spillman Engineering Company, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. This is a South Bend swing lathe use...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Front of establishment. Behind this modest storefront in downtown New York City, workmen are turning out hundreds of small parts for machine guns, aircraft, marine engines and other tools of war--another example of how small manufacturers can share in war work through subcontracting

Front of establishment. Behind this modest storefront in downtown New ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Conversion. Silverware plant. Undergoing conversion to production of bomb shackles from silver tableware, employees of an Eastern plant are helping America deal death to the Axis. Worker operating the progressive welder is fabricating bomb shackle frames. More than 500 operations on 100 parts are required to assemble the shackles. And incidentally, before it can be assembled, fifty parts requiring 167 tool operations are in order. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. Undergoing conversion to production of b...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Conversion. Compacts to ordnance. Rex Manufacturing Company, New Rochelle, New York. Stamping the seal of the United States on shells for brass buttons

Conversion. Compacts to ordnance. Rex Manufacturing Company, New Roche...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from print in lot and lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Wash... more

Auto conversion to airplane engines. Once vital to automobile production, these dust pipes, ventilators of spray booths and other relics of pre-war days are relegated to the dump heap, useless now that the plant is one hundred percent converted to production of airplane motors. Chevrolet, Buffalo, New York

Auto conversion to airplane engines. Once vital to automobile producti...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Auto conversion to airplane engines. With normal operations of this automobile factory suspended for the duration, the gigantic task of converting the entire plant (floor space: 500' x 900') to war production was taken over by the National Defense Plant Corporation. This involved all degrees of remodelling, the removal of old and installation of new machinery, and extensive rebuilding of the plant itself. This hand milling machine, formerly used in manufacture of automobile motors, has been converted to production of airplane engines. In peacetime it was used to mill the pulley keyway on the front of crankshafts. It cost $150 to convert this $1,800 machine with installation of a special fixture to enable milling of staking nicks at each end of crankpin oil hobs. Chevrolet, Buffalo, New York

Auto conversion to airplane engines. With normal operations of this au...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Rubber salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

Conversion. Jukebox plant. Pinch hitting for metal, wood is now used in production of file cabinets in wartime America. A supervisor and his assistant in an Eastern jukebox manufacturing concern, check a row of the completed cabinets ready for crating. Note resemblance of this model to pre-war metal models. Rudolph Wurlitzer, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Jukebox plant. Pinch hitting for metal, wood is now used i...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteer who checks and posts ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) volunteer headquarters in Nyack

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

Printing war ration book 2. Ida Stuart quickly checks the assembled pages of ration books as they come from the cutter

Printing war ration book 2. Ida Stuart quickly checks the assembled pa...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteer checking and posting ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Metal salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

Annotation on original negative jacket. Title and other information from lot catalog card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More informat... more

Conversion. Frying pans to aircraft parts. From egg poachers and frying pans to caps, struts, flap hinges and other small parts for America's air force; from a dozen employees to forty; that's the story of this small Eastern factory whose defense subcontracts have enabled it to convert rapidly from civilian to war production

Conversion. Frying pans to aircraft parts. From egg poachers and fryin...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Caption card lists some of the printing history of image. Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Informa... more

Printing war ration book 2. Glued sheets containing four ration books pass through the cutting machine and come out into single ration books. Weelan Reilly feeds the cutter as Ida Stuart, left, and Isabel Small, check the books and pack them in cardboard containers

Printing war ration book 2. Glued sheets containing four ration books ...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. As part of their campaign to collect goods for the Victory Campaign, Boy Scouts of Troop 121 of the United Church of Van Nest, Bronx, New York are shown pushing in one of their collection items, an old Ford jalopy, into the Westchester Auto Wrecking Company yard at 1400 Blondell Avenue in the Bronx. Shown in the photo pushing the car are Scouts of Troop #121 while Edward G. Bellmaire, Scoutmaster, David Lanoff of the wrecking company, and Frank O. March, Vice Chairman of the Bronx Salvage Campaign Committee look on

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. As part of their campaign to colle...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Metal salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Oil burners to machine gun parts. Fixture which holds bare of raw materials from which small pieces, cut to size, are obtained for production of precision parts for Uncle Sam's machine gun squads. Site of these operations is an Eastern factory which has been converted from manufacture of oil burners to production of war essentials. Reif-Rexoil Company, Buffalo, New York

Oil burners to machine gun parts. Fixture which holds bare of raw mate...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteers who check and post ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Conversion. Jukebox plant. Pinch hitting for metal, wood is now used in production of file cabinets in wartime America. Slides are among the few metal parts used in this manufacture and can be clearly seen in the picture. This shot was taken in an Eastern jukebox manufacturing concern whose production of electrical devices for the Army and Navy is steadily mounting. Rudolph Wurlitzer, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Jukebox plant. Pinch hitting for metal, wood is now used i...

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Best Coat and Apron Manufacturing Company. Spreading herringbone twill on cutting table

Best Coat and Apron Manufacturing Company. Spreading herringbone twill...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Metal salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Salvage. Wool reclamation. A workman in an Eastern plant, reclaiming wool from old rags, holds on his right arm a collection of rags before they have passed through the rag-picking machine. On his left arm is wool fiber after being shredded from wool rags in a rag-picking machine

Salvage. Wool reclamation. A workman in an Eastern plant, reclaiming w...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteers who check and post ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Aero Leather Coat Company, Inc. Stitching sleeve and body of jacket together

Aero Leather Coat Company, Inc. Stitching sleeve and body of jacket to...

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Printing war ration book 2. Covers for war ration book 2 roll from the press at a plant in Hoboken, New Jersey. The press is stopped as the ration book's serial number is checked

Printing war ration book 2. Covers for war ration book 2 roll from the...

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Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. The woodcarving skill of those capable hands has delighted thousands of children riding the horses of merry-go-rounds. Their skill has now been diverted for the duration to lathe work on landing gear housings for the deadly Airacobra. Spillman Engineering Company, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. The woodcarving skill of those capab...

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Auto conversion to airplane engines. With one hundred percent conversion of this automobile factory to production of airplane engines, the gigantic task of remodelling old machinery, removal of old and installation of new equipment, and extensive rebuilding of the plant itself was formidable--but speedy. Under terms of its contract, production was not scheduled until October, but Herulean efforts of management and labor reduced this to early spring of this year. Carloads of scrap material torn out of the plant are shown here at a siding back of the factory. Chevrolet, Buffalo, New York

Auto conversion to airplane engines. With one hundred percent conversi...

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Conversion. Hosiery factory. These husky workers used to manufacture triple-sheer hosiery for Miss America. Today they're working for their Uncle Sam servicing mesh gears on a loom now producing mosquito netting for the Army and Navy. Van Raalte Company

Conversion. Hosiery factory. These husky workers used to manufacture t...

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Conversion. Silverware plant. Engineers and tool experts of a large Eastern silverware manufacturing company discuss blueprints on a bayonet order to be produced for the Army. Bayonet shown is the Springfield rifle type. The determination of management and workers alike to keep the presses rolling on war orders in this plant seems to indicate that these OEM (Office of Emergency Management) posters have been read. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. Engineers and tool experts of a large Ea...

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Conversion. Silverware plant. Normally used to polish fine silverware, this machine is used in addition to buff delicate surgical instruments which are being produced for Aarmy and Navy physicians as this Eastern factory starts conversion from production of silverware to manufacture of bayonets and surgical instruments. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. Normally used to polish fine silverware,...

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Conversion. Hosiery factory. Her left hand knows what her right one is doing! Each is operating two looms: her right hand guides a loom which produces silk for women's stockings, while her left hand rests on one which is producing mosquito netting for American armed forces. At present this plant is forty percent converted from production of stockings to netting, but with additional orders more looms will be converted to this essential war production. Van Raalte Company

Conversion. Hosiery factory. Her left hand knows what her right one is...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Rubber salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteer checking and posting ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. In storage for the duration go these figures for merry-go-rounds, peacetime product of this New York state plant, now turning out bits and pieces for the war program. Spillman Engineering Company, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. In storage for the duration go these...

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Salvage. Wool reclamation. Spinning wool yarn in an Eastern wool reclamation plant. This operation draws the roving and puts a twist in it to toughen the fibers and increase the tensile strength of the yarn

Salvage. Wool reclamation. Spinning wool yarn in an Eastern wool recla...

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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

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. Converted from the production ...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteers who check and post ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. The vice-president of an Eastern manufacturing company now producing war essentials on prime and subcontracts, tests the hardness of steel in a chamber gauge, essential for the manufacture of small arms ammunition. These gauges are made of special alloys tougher and harder than the toughest and hardest steel. Bristol and Martin Company, New York, New York

Conversion. Soft drink dispenser plant. The vice-president of an Easte...

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Conversion. Hosiery factory. These gears were once used in the manufacture of women's stockings. Today they've been put to far more important use with their conversion to the production of mosquito netting for America's armed forces. Here, two plant engineers inspect the worm gear changeover on a loom undergoing conversion. These gears are frequently known as mesh gears, since they control the size and type of the netting mesh. Van Raalte Company

Conversion. Hosiery factory. These gears were once used in the manufac...

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Production. Women precision drill operators. A precision drilling operation is performed by a young woman worker in an Eastern plant now producing steel tank windows, equipment for the U.S. Signal Corps, and other war essentials. Wallace and Tillman Company, New York

Production. Women precision drill operators. A precision drilling oper...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Woman volunteers who check and post ceiling prices for the U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA)

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Conversion. Silverware plant. In times of peace this milling machine produced some of America's most beautiful silverware, but since December 1941 it has holder forceps, for use by surgeons of the nation's armed forces. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. In times of peace this milling machine p...

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First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese seamen on United Nations' vessels may now obtain shore leave in American ports. Heretofore, because of the large number of desertions by Chinese crew members, alien seamen of Chinese nationality have been detained on board when their ships touched American ports. As a result of conferences between representatives of the Chinese Embassy, the Recruitment and Manning Organization of War Shipping Administration, and the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Department of Justice, Chinese seamen may now be granted shore leave if guarantees are given that they will not desert. Chinese Counsul General Lee (left) greets a Chinese seaman of the crew of a British freighter in New York. Lee met the men on arrival and explained the rules under which, for the first time in warring America, they were permitted ashore during their ship's stay in port

First Chinese seamen granted shore leave in wartime America. Chinese s...

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New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating to the war effort. Metal salvage operation

New York (and vicinity), New York. Miscellaneous photograph relating t...

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Conversion. Compacts to ordnance. Rex Manufacturing Company, New Rochelle, New York. Inspecting shells for brass buttons

Conversion. Compacts to ordnance. Rex Manufacturing Company, New Roche...

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Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. These hands and this machine used to turn out merry-go-rounds to gladden the hearts of the nation's children. The carrousel plant in which they work is now engaged in producing war parts on subcontracts from army and navy contractors. This drill press, operated by machinist Mathew Kipa, has been to face milling operations on landing gear housings for airplanes. Spillman Engineering Company, North Tonawanda, New York

Conversion. Merry-go-round plant. These hands and this machine used to...

Actual size of negative is C (approximately 4 x 5 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944... more

Conversion. Silverware plant. An Eastern factory which produces bomb shackles for Uncle Sam's birdmen was once one of the country's best-known manufacturers of table silver. Above is closeup of a shaft assembly in specially made milling jig. Held at left is unmilled shaft while at right are completed shafts in milling jigs. Oneida Ltd., Oneida, New York

Conversion. Silverware plant. An Eastern factory which produces bomb s...

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