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Feminine Propensities: 1942

Feminine Propensities: 1942

August 1942. "Testing small diameter, high-speed twist drills, these women employed by Republic Drill & Tool, Chicago, roll the drills down a slight incline to determine regularity of diameter. It's a job requiring patience and finger dexterity, and these young women possess those definite feminine propensities for just such work." Photo by Ann Rosener, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

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Twist drills?

A term used by machinists! Nice. DRILL BIT to the regular weekend warrior/laymen.

Magnifiers?

Every woman is wearing glasses. I would assume that these are magnifiers of some kind to help her make quality control judgements.

[Safety glasses, to protect their eyes. - Dave]

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