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Prop Part Plater: 1940

Prop Part Plater: 1940

October 1940. East Hartford, Connecticut. "New type of plating machine being used at the Hamilton Standard Propeller Corporation. It automatically dips the part into the proper solutions for the proper length of time." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

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Anodized

Immerse, and electrify.

Counterweight for variable pitch props

This is part of the propeller pitch changing mechanism, as described in this forum post. The curved slot is acted upon by a hydraulic cylinder to rotate the prop blade, changing its angle of attack as needed.

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I know that look

It's the moment he realizes he's going to be replaced by robots.

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