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Acetylene Annie: 1942

Acetylene Annie: 1942

July 1942. Ford plant at Willow Run, Michigan. "Steady of eye and hand, women workers at the great Willow Run bomber plant are among those throughout the country who are relieving serious shortages of skilled workers by doing such semi-skilled jobs as the one here. She's welding parts of the cooling system direct to the supercharger." View full size. Medium format negative by Ann Rosener.

 

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Gas welding thin metal

Wow, this gal is good. I have done some gas welding and metal this thin is really tough to work with. It is so easy to burn a hole through the metal and then the part is scrap.

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