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Barn silo farm, architecture buildings.

Barn silo farm, architecture buildings.

Covered bridge ohio river, places monuments.

Covered bridge ohio river, places monuments.

St louis missouri arch, sports.

St louis missouri arch, sports.

Arlington park arlington race track, sports.

Arlington park arlington race track, sports.

State capitol iowa capitol, architecture buildings.

State capitol iowa capitol, architecture buildings.

Windmill wind pump, science technology.

Windmill wind pump, science technology.

Flask

Flask

Bottle

Bottle

Covered Sugar Bowl

Covered Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Bowl

Bowl

Plate

Plate

Vegetable Dish

Vegetable Dish

Dish

Dish

Saltcellar

Saltcellar

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Cup Plate

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Bowl

Covered Sugar Bowl

Covered Sugar Bowl

Dish

Dish

Dish

Dish

Covered Sugar Bowl

Covered Sugar Bowl

Saltcellar

Saltcellar

Dish

Dish

Covered Bowl

Covered Bowl

Vegetable Dish

Vegetable Dish

Danbaum service, Midwest strikebreakers. Omaha, Nebraska

Danbaum service, Midwest strikebreakers. Omaha, Nebraska

Production. Diesel engines. Plant policeman at a big Midwest manufacturing plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

Production. Diesel engines. Plant policeman at a big Midwest manufacturing plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

Production. Diesel engines. More power for the Navy. A diesel engine is loaded into a railroad car for shipment from a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. More power for the Navy. A diesel engine is loaded into a railroad car for shipment from a Midwest manufacturing plant

Halftrac scout cars. The dynamometer (power measurer to you) makes an engine prove its right to go to work on one of the Army's new halftrac scout cars. The Midwest manufacturer of this engine produces the complete car. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars. The dynamometer (power measurer to you) makes an engine prove its right to go to work on one of the Army's new halftrac scout cars. The Midwest manufacturer of this engine produces the complete car. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. Old hands and green hands back America's war production drive. An apprentice learning to operate a screw machine at a Midwest plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

Production. Diesel engines. Old hands and green hands back America's war production drive. An apprentice learning to operate a screw machine at a Midwest plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

The serial numbers of each track for Army halftrac vehicles crated for shipment from a Midwest tire plant are given a final check. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

The serial numbers of each track for Army halftrac vehicles crated for shipment from a Midwest tire plant are given a final check. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

He's preparing rollers for a bogy assembly for a halftrac scout car produced, with many more like it, by a Midwest truck manufacturer. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

He's preparing rollers for a bogy assembly for a halftrac scout car produced, with many more like it, by a Midwest truck manufacturer. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Steel bases for the bogie wheel assemblies of Army halftrac cars are inspected in a Midwest tire plant. Accurate gauging is necessary to insure positive fit in molds and in wheel assemblies. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Steel bases for the bogie wheel assemblies of Army halftrac cars are inspected in a Midwest tire plant. Accurate gauging is necessary to insure positive fit in molds and in wheel assemblies. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. A diesel engine, produced for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant, is prepared for testing under Navy supervision

Production. Diesel engines. A diesel engine, produced for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant, is prepared for testing under Navy supervision

Rubber reclamation. Recovering rubber from old tires. In the central wash tanks of a large Midwest plant employing the xylos process, agitated water removes dirt, treated fiber and excess fiber solvent. This operation follows removal of bead portions from scrap casings, breaking of casings into small pieces and dissolving of fiber in caustic soda. The resultant phases of rubber are then pumped to dewatering sources. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Recovering rubber from old tires. In the central wash tanks of a large Midwest plant employing the xylos process, agitated water removes dirt, treated fiber and excess fiber solvent. This operation follows removal of bead portions from scrap casings, breaking of casings into small pieces and dissolving of fiber in caustic soda. The resultant phases of rubber are then pumped to dewatering sources. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. Rubber scrap, obtained by dissolving and washing away all fibrous materials, passes through a steaming operation. It will then go through the drying, refining and other xylos processes at a big Midwest plant that is recovering large quantities for war essentials. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. Rubber scrap, obtained by dissolving and washing away all fibrous materials, passes through a steaming operation. It will then go through the drying, refining and other xylos processes at a big Midwest plant that is recovering large quantities for war essentials. Firestone

Airplane seat production. Each piece of aluminum necessary to the manufacture of airplane pilot seats must be thoroughly checked before being assembled in this large Midwest rubber factory now converted to war production. Should the precision gauge show up the tiniest imperfection in placement or drilling operations, the stamping will be discarded

Airplane seat production. Each piece of aluminum necessary to the manufacture of airplane pilot seats must be thoroughly checked before being assembled in this large Midwest rubber factory now converted to war production. Should the precision gauge show up the tiniest imperfection in placement or drilling operations, the stamping will be discarded

A track for an Army halftrac car nears completion as curing plates nuts are removed with an air pressure wrench on the trimming rack of a Midwest rubber plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

A track for an Army halftrac car nears completion as curing plates nuts are removed with an air pressure wrench on the trimming rack of a Midwest rubber plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars. Another engine for an Army halftrac scout car begins to take form. They're coming through faster and faster every day--engines and cars, both--as the Midwest plant turning out the complete jobs gives everything it has to speeding production. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars. Another engine for an Army halftrac scout car begins to take form. They're coming through faster and faster every day--engines and cars, both--as the Midwest plant turning out the complete jobs gives everything it has to speeding production. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Rubber reclamation. They help produce reclaimed rubber. Workers at a big Midwest recovery plant where junked rubber is prepared for processing into thousands of essential products. In many of these products reclaimed material serves better than raw rubber. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. They help produce reclaimed rubber. Workers at a big Midwest recovery plant where junked rubber is prepared for processing into thousands of essential products. In many of these products reclaimed material serves better than raw rubber. Firestone

Batteries for the halftrac scout cars being made at a large Midwest truck plant must have no defects. They won't have after the inspectors have checked their performance. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Batteries for the halftrac scout cars being made at a large Midwest truck plant must have no defects. They won't have after the inspectors have checked their performance. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. An inspector at a Midwest plant measures precision parts that will go into diesel engines being made for the Navy

Production. Diesel engines. An inspector at a Midwest plant measures precision parts that will go into diesel engines being made for the Navy

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. Machined to watch-like precision, these hundreds of parts which go into Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft gun mounts and carriages for the U.S. Army must pass the most rigid inspection tests before they can be accepted in the Bofors manufacture. This employee of a large Midwest rubber company, now converted to production of war necessities, examines some of the 1,500 separate parts which are required in the assembling of the Bofors mounts and carriages

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. Machined to watch-like precision, these hundreds of parts which go into Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft gun mounts and carriages for the U.S. Army must pass the most rigid inspection tests before they can be accepted in the Bofors manufacture. This employee of a large Midwest rubber company, now converted to production of war necessities, examines some of the 1,500 separate parts which are required in the assembling of the Bofors mounts and carriages

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Production. 155mm shells. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Spray painting the outsides of 155mm shells in a De Vilbiss spray booth in a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. A plant inspector carefully checks welded gun carriages for Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft guns. These carriages and Bofor gun mounts are now manufactured in a large Midwest rubber company which has been converted to production of war necessities. Originally, Bofors carriages were riveted and required many additional operations in assembling, but company engineers have produced this welded construction which has reduced time and cost of manufacture and produced a much stronger, one-piece article

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. A plant inspector carefully checks welded gun carriages for Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft guns. These carriages and Bofor gun mounts are now manufactured in a large Midwest rubber company which has been converted to production of war necessities. Originally, Bofors carriages were riveted and required many additional operations in assembling, but company engineers have produced this welded construction which has reduced time and cost of manufacture and produced a much stronger, one-piece article

Production. Jeeps. Putting "shoes" on another hard-boiled recruit. An army jeep nears completion in a big Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. Jeeps. Putting "shoes" on another hard-boiled recruit. An army jeep nears completion in a big Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Army halftrac scout cars ready for final test. When the test drivers of a large Midwest plant get through doing their stuff, these trucks will be ready for full Army duty. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Army halftrac scout cars ready for final test. When the test drivers of a large Midwest plant get through doing their stuff, these trucks will be ready for full Army duty. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Another new halftrac scout car enters the Army service. Painting Uncle Sam's number on it is one of the last operations at a large Midwest truck plant which produces the vehicle. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Another new halftrac scout car enters the Army service. Painting Uncle Sam's number on it is one of the last operations at a large Midwest truck plant which produces the vehicle. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. An electrical generator is coupled to a diesel engine being made for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. An electrical generator is coupled to a diesel engine being made for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Rubber reclamation. Rubber "spaghetti" from old tires. In the xylos process of reclaiming scrap in a Midwest plant, rubber is forced through a screen by a large worn screw, and bits of metal and fiber are removed. Ropy lengths of rubber, ready for the final refining operation, are extruded. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Rubber "spaghetti" from old tires. In the xylos process of reclaiming scrap in a Midwest plant, rubber is forced through a screen by a large worn screw, and bits of metal and fiber are removed.  Ropy lengths of rubber, ready for the final refining operation, are extruded. Firestone

Production. Diesel engines. More power for the Navy. A diesel engine is loaded into a railroad car for shipment from a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. More power for the Navy. A diesel engine is loaded into a railroad car for shipment from a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. Crankshafts are prepared for assembly into diesel engines being made for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. Crankshafts are prepared for assembly into diesel engines being made for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Rubber reclamation. Harvesting rubber from discarded tires. Scrap rubber, reclaimed by dissolving and washing out the fibrous materials in old casings, goes through the first refining process in a big Midwest plant. The cleaned, plasticized scrap passes through rolls which carry off dirt and foreign particles at the sides. The refined rubber is then gathered in sheets for further steps in the xylos process. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Harvesting rubber from discarded tires. Scrap rubber, reclaimed by dissolving and washing out the fibrous materials in old casings, goes through the first refining process in a big Midwest plant. The cleaned, plasticized scrap passes through rolls which carry off dirt and foreign particles at the sides. The refined rubber is then gathered in sheets for further steps in the xylos process. Firestone

Production. Diesel engines. Skilled pattern makers of a Midwest diesel plant check their work. Good patterns help the war production drive by speeding foundry and machine operations

Production. Diesel engines. Skilled pattern makers of a Midwest diesel plant check their work. Good patterns help the war production drive by speeding foundry and machine operations

The tracks for an Army halftrac scout car begins to take shape on the "building wheel" of a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

The tracks for an Army halftrac scout car begins to take shape on the "building wheel" of a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Airplane seat production. Final inspection of completed airplane pilot seats at a large Midwest rubber company converted to war production is a thorough process that must cover every rivet and adjustment. Here inspectors are operating the fore and aft track adjustment which permits the pilot to move his position backward and forward while the plane is in operation

Airplane seat production. Final inspection of completed airplane pilot seats at a large Midwest rubber company converted to war production is a thorough process that must cover every rivet and adjustment. Here inspectors are operating the fore and aft track adjustment which permits the pilot to move his position backward and forward while the plane is in operation

Production. Diesel engines. Good patterns help the war production drive by speeding foundry and machine operations. A skilled pattern maker of a Midwest engine plant checks against blueprint measurements laid down by the design engineers

Production. Diesel engines. Good patterns help the war production drive by speeding foundry and machine operations. A skilled pattern maker of a Midwest engine plant checks against blueprint measurements laid down by the design engineers

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. The machine of bronze rings gears for the production of Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft guns mounts and carriages at a large Midwest rubber factory involves skilled precision operations. Here an expert workman is making the final cut on a vertical turret lathe. When this operation is complete, the bronze ring will be moved to the gear for the concluding operation

Bofors forty-millimeter mounts. The machine of bronze rings gears for the production of Bofors forty-millimeter anti-aircraft guns mounts and carriages at a large Midwest rubber factory involves skilled precision operations. Here an expert workman is making the final cut on a vertical turret lathe. When this operation is complete, the bronze ring will be moved to the gear for the concluding operation

Tracks for scout cars and other Army vehicles grow under the hands of skilled workers of a large Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Tracks for scout cars and other Army vehicles grow under the hands of skilled workers of a large Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Conversion. Army truck parts. Rings and rims, piled to the ceiling in a large Midwest rubber factory now converted to production of war essentials. The spacer rings (left) and the side rings (right) are used for Army transports and supply trucks

Conversion. Army truck parts. Rings and rims, piled to the ceiling in a large Midwest rubber factory now converted to production of war essentials. The spacer rings (left) and the side rings (right) are used for Army transports and supply trucks

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Scrap tires mobilized for Victory. Millions of discarded casings cover more than 100 acres at one Midwest recovery plant. Systematic piling and sectional arrangement reduce fire hazard. Special processes will separate metal from the tires and tube bodies. The reclaimed material will be used to manufacture thousands of essential mechanical rubber products. Firestone

Tracks for Army halftrac cars must undergo a careful inspection and be approved before they can be released from the production line of a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Tracks for Army halftrac cars must undergo a careful inspection and be approved before they can be released from the production line of a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

The bogy assembly of an Army halftrac scout car plays an important part in a very capable vehicle. It requires skilled workers on the production line of a large Midwest truck plant. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

The bogy assembly of an Army halftrac scout car plays an important part in a very capable vehicle. It requires skilled workers on the production line of a large Midwest truck plant. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. General view of the engine testing department at a Midwest plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

Production. Diesel engines. General view of the engine testing department at a Midwest plant producing diesel engines for the Navy

Halftrac scout cars. Putting precision-made pistons assemblies into precision-made cylinders is a job that fits this former auto worker. The engine will be the power plant of an Army halftrac scout car. The Midwest plant that is turning it out has trained American automotive workers for every job on the line. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars. Putting precision-made pistons assemblies into precision-made cylinders is a job that fits this former auto worker. The engine will be the power plant of an Army halftrac scout car. The Midwest plant that is turning it out has trained American automotive workers for every job on the line. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

It won't be long before this track will be helping an Army halftrac car negotiate rough country in a hurry. Final trimming and the assembly of guides on cross plates are done on a finishing machine in a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

It won't be long before this track will be helping an Army halftrac car negotiate rough country in a hurry. Final trimming and the assembly of guides on cross plates are done on a finishing machine in a Midwest tire plant. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Rubber reclamation. Science guides rubber reclamation. Skilled chemists at a Midwest xylos process plant test every batch of rubber recovered from scrap to ensure removal of all traces of fabric, metal and other foreign matter. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Science guides rubber reclamation. Skilled chemists at a Midwest xylos process plant test every batch of rubber recovered from scrap to ensure removal of all traces of fabric, metal and other foreign matter. Firestone

Production. Diesel engines. The valve mechanism of a diesel engine for the Navy is adjusted at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. The valve mechanism of a diesel engine for the Navy is adjusted at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Halftrac scout cars ready for the Army except for the addition of certain pieces of Army equipment. The cars as they stand in the yard of a Midwest manufacturer are ready for combat duty. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars ready for the Army except for the addition of certain pieces of Army equipment. The cars as they stand in the yard of a Midwest manufacturer are ready for combat duty. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. Blower rotor that will soon be assembled into diesel engines for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. Blower rotor that will soon be assembled into diesel engines for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. A diesel engine produced for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant, is inspected by a "five strip" chief petty officer

Production. Diesel engines. A diesel engine produced for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant, is inspected by a "five strip" chief petty officer

Rubber reclamation. Reclaimed rubber in the making. Dried scrap rubber, reclaimed at a large Midwest plant, is discharged from a continuous belt dryer and collected for an operation on the mill rolls. The procedure is known as the xylos process. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Reclaimed rubber in the making. Dried scrap rubber, reclaimed at a large Midwest plant, is discharged from a continuous belt dryer and collected for an operation on the mill rolls. The procedure is known as the xylos process. Firestone

Production. Diesel engines. General assembly of diesel engines for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. General assembly of diesel engines for the Navy at a Midwest manufacturing plant

The tracks for Army halftrac cars run over bogie wheels which distribute the load and absorb shock through the springs on which they are mounted. The steel bases for these bogie wheels undergo inspection at a Midwest tire plant engaged in halftrac production. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

The tracks for Army halftrac cars run over bogie wheels which distribute the load and absorb shock through the springs on which they are mounted. The steel bases for these bogie wheels undergo inspection at a Midwest tire plant engaged in halftrac production. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

A coat of paint makes anything look better. But the purpose of spraying the undercarriages of the Army's halftrac scout cars is for protection. The job is part of the production routine on a large order being filled by a Midwest truck manufacturer. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

A coat of paint makes anything look better. But the purpose of spraying the undercarriages of the Army's halftrac scout cars is for protection. The job is part of the production routine on a large order being filled by a Midwest truck manufacturer. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Halftrac scout cars. A crankshaft that earns a job for itself in one of the Army's new halftrac scout cars is a good crankshaft. The Midwest manufacturer who turns it out knows that it's made of the best materials, is accurately machined and has perfect static and dynamic balance.

Halftrac scout cars. A crankshaft that earns a job for itself in one of the Army's new halftrac scout cars is a good crankshaft. The Midwest manufacturer who turns it out knows that it's made of the best materials, is accurately machined and has perfect static and dynamic balance.

Rubber reclamation. Reclaiming rubber from scrap tires. An attendant at a large Midwest xylos process plant checks temperature on a continuous belt dryer which removes every trace of water. Recovery of rubber from old casings is based on dissolving and washing away all tire fibers and processing the resultant rubber material. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Reclaiming rubber from scrap tires. An attendant at a large Midwest xylos process plant checks temperature on a continuous belt dryer which removes every trace of water. Recovery of rubber from old casings is based on dissolving and washing away all tire fibers and processing the resultant rubber material. Firestone

Airplane seat production. Airplane pilot seats, manufactured in a large Midwest rubber company now converted to production of many necessities, demands hundreds of rivets in each section of seat construction. Here a workman is cold pressing rivets into a back tie plate with a specially designed air hammer

Airplane seat production. Airplane pilot seats, manufactured in a large Midwest rubber company now converted to production of many necessities, demands hundreds of rivets in each section of seat construction. Here a workman is cold pressing rivets into a back tie plate with a specially designed air hammer

Halftrac production. The track of an Army halftrac is positioned in the curing mold at a Midwest rubber plant. The operation is performed with a wooden paddle. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

Halftrac production. The track of an Army halftrac is positioned in the curing mold at a Midwest rubber plant. The operation is performed with a wooden paddle. Goodrich, Akron, Ohio

The chassis of an Army halftrac scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if the machine meets the exacting specifications of the Army. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

The chassis of an Army halftrac scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if the machine meets the exacting specifications of the Army. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. One of the machines used in converting scrap rubber into reclaim stock in a large Midwest plant which utilizes old tires in making sheet rubber. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Producing reclaimed rubber. One of the machines used in converting scrap rubber into reclaim stock in a large Midwest plant which utilizes old tires in making sheet rubber. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Discarded rubber awaiting reclamation. Huge piles of salvaged material feed a big Midwest rubber plant, one of many working on our most important reclamation jobs. In the making of many essential products, reclamation stock is preferred to pure new rubber. Firestone

Rubber reclamation. Discarded rubber awaiting reclamation. Huge piles of salvaged material feed a big Midwest rubber plant, one of many working on our most important reclamation jobs. In the making of many essential products, reclamation stock is preferred to pure new rubber. Firestone

The chassis of an Army halftrac scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if the machine meets the exacting specifications of the Army. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

The chassis of an Army halftrac scout car get a workout. When this test driver at a large Midwest plant has put the machine through its paces, he'll know if the machine meets the exacting specifications of the Army. White Motor Company, Cleveland, Ohio

Production. Diesel engines. Blower gears that will be assembled into diesel engines for the Navy are carefully matched in a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. Diesel engines. Blower gears that will be assembled into diesel engines for the Navy are carefully matched in a Midwest manufacturing plant

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio

Production. 155mm shells. Unloading completed 155mm shell bodies from an overhead drying conveyor at a converted Midwest auto plant. Willy's, Toledo, Ohio