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Magnesium flash-light photograph of A.P. Cheney of Natick, Louis Schick and Horatio Alger, Jr., of New York City / made Wednesday evening Aug. 7, 1889, by Edgar S. Hayes, landscape photographer, Natick, Mass.

Magnesium flash-light photograph of A.P. Cheney of Natick, Louis Schic...

Photograph shows Amos P. Cheney (left), Louis Schick (center), and Horatio Alger, Jr. (right), full-length, sitting at a table, using a stereoscope to view stereographs. Title from item.

Magnesium mine in Brazil
G.R. Holden, consultant, Aluminum and Magnesium Unit, Production Division
G.R. Holden, consultant, Aluminum and Magnesium Unit, Production Division
Cleaning a finished magnesium casting. This particular casting is a part of the Pratt and Whitney airport engine. Ford River Rouge Foundary
Inspection of a magnesium casting. This one is a crank case blower for an aircraft engine, and is being inspected here before being delivered to the machine shop for finishing. Ford River Rouge plant
Civilian protection. An effective means of extinguishing a magnesium incendiary bomb is to come up over it with a sandbag protecting the face, then drop the sandbag squarely over the incendiary. The heat burns through the burlap, releasing the sand. The sand covers the entire bomb, checking off the air and extinguishing it
Civilian protection. This spray of water accelerates the burning of the magnesium bomb and cools the surrounding. While this picture serves as a demonstration, it is improbable that such a bomb would be found on a roof like this. Falling from a great height it would burn through and lodge in the upper story
Magnesium is used to make light, strong casting for airplane engines. As insurance against possible shortages of this vital metal, Ford has built its own magnesium foundry. The pot in this photo has just been removed from one of the furnace. This pot holds 100 pounds of the magnesium alloy, which is about to be cast into parts for Pratt and Whitney airplane engines. Ford River Rouge Foundry
Civilian defense. Extremely valuable in battling incendiary bombs is the stirrup pump operated by three, or in cases of emergency, two men. The volunteer worker closest to the camera is pumping water from the bucket on the reef, while the man barely visible in the center replenishes the water supply from another bucket. The third volunteer, holding the nozzle, which may be adjusted to provide either a spray or a steady stream of water, is spraying magnesium incendiary bomb and the area around it. New improved pumps are being produced in American factories
Civilian protection. This volunteer civilian defense worker, an auxiliary fireman, is preparing to extinguish an incendiary bomb. He carries the sandbag before his face to protect him from the molten magnesium sizzling forth like fat from a frying pan. He will drop the whole bag on the bomb, and the heat of the bomb will burn through the burlap, releasing the sand. The sand will then run onto and around the bomb.
Workmen checking the temperature of magnesium alloy and "salting" the mixture (i.e., adding chemical necessary to the particular alloy combination at hand) before pouring it into the moulds. Ford River Rouge Foundry
Las Vegas, Nevada. A view of the plant of Basic Magnesium Incorporated, showing a tool shed and part of two buildings on which construction is going forward rapidly for the production of the lightest of all metals needed for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Enormous asbestos mittens are worn by the worker handling the hot magnesium ingots produced at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. A pipe fitter at work at a pipe, or machinist's vise, near one of the 540-foot peat storage buildings at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. A rigger and a welder at the Basic Magnesium plant in the southern Nevada desert pausing for a moment in their work on the gigantic structure
Las Vegas, Nevada. A rear view of some of the structures of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, showing part of the completed buildings already being used for the production of the lightest of all metals for use in aircraft and other wartime manufacturing. Two workmen are walking in the foreground
Las Vegas, Nevada. A construction scene at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, showing workmen engaged in the steel structure of one of the chlorination plants
Las Vegas, Nevada. Interior of one of the buildings under construction at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, where magnesium will be produced and this lightest of all metals made available in great quantities for war use
Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the construction workers at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, working at the pipe vise. He is working on a building near the peat storage building near which he is standing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A view of one of the huge buildings being constructed at Basic Magnesium Incorporated, as seen under a giant concrete mixer
Las Vegas, Nevada. Pipe fitters at work alongside of one of the 540-foot peat storage buildings at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. A construction scene at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, showing workmen engaged in the steel structure of one of the chlorination plants
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Helmeted welders busy in their part in the completion of the Basic Magnesium plant in the southern Nevada desert, which will turn out great quantities of this lightest of all metals for aircraft and tracer bullet manufacturers
Las Vegas, Nevada. Peat storage buildings, silos for the storage of ore, and other structures of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Aluminum casting. Uncle Sam's soldiers on the production lines of defense pour a large magnesium casting. The molten alloy enters the runner box first. Magnesium is one of the most valuable metals for war production. Exact purpose of this casting is kept secret. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

Aluminum casting. Uncle Sam's soldiers on the production lines of defe...

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

Las Vegas, Nevada. Buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, showing a peat storage building at the left
Las Vegas, Nevada. Piles of steel girders for the construction of refineries at the Basic Magnesium plant
Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. A peat storage building can be seen at the left

Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage...

Annotation on negative and/or original negative jacket. Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. M... More

Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. The basic townsite office and part of the 1,000 unit housing development on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated in the southern Nevada desert
Aluminum casting. A new development in the production of war materials involves use of magnesium. Here a young worker in a large Midwest foundry takes temperature readings of molten magnesium alloy through the protective crust. At the same time he is sprinkling flux to prevent burning at the hole in the crust after removal of the thermocouple. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Las Vegas, Nevada. Peat storage building, 540 by 100 feet, a part of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Two series of buildings and a road between, filled with construction materials, on the grounds of the huge Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. The wall of a tool shed showing a shelf with lunch pails and overalls, and a poster reading "THINK. Safety First. Protect Your Fellow Workmen," at the Basic Magnesium incorporated plant under construction in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Workmen busy with woodwork inside the steel structure of one of the buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant. Much of the plant can be seen in the background, and beyond it loom high mountains
Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium, on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated
Las Vegas, Nevada. A helmeted welder busy in his part in the completion of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, which will turn out great quantities of this lightest of all metals for aircraft and tracer bullet manufacturers
Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium, and a peat-storage building on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated
Las Vegas, Nevada. Like a row of dirigible balloons, the propane gas storage tanks rest upon the floor of the southern Nevada desert at Basic Magnesium's giant plant, where magnesium is produced
Las Vegas, Nevada. Like a row of dirigible balloons, the propane gas storage tanks rest upon the floor of the southern Nevada desert at Basic Magnesium's giant plant, where magnesium is produced
Las Vegas, Nevada. A crossroad sign reading "Victory Road," with buildings, storage silos and transmission lines of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the background
Las Vegas, Nevada. A worker's wife watering a newly planted lawn around one of the thousand demountable houses built adjacent to the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Ground being leveled at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, showing a series of structures in the background where the lightest of all metals will be produced
Transformer manufacture. Ready to be sent to aluminum and magnesium plants are these power transformers manufactured by a large Eastern electrical company. Along this aisle of the plant, are other transformers in every stage of manufacture. They are essential to almost every phase of Uncle Sam's war production effort. Westinghouse, Sharon, Pennsylvania
De Soto bomber plant. Detroit, Michigan. Girls dipping magnesium tubing in hot clean bath to get rid of grease and acid
De Soto bomber plant, Detroit, Michigan. Woman worker producing simple curved form on magnesium conduit
Science and research. Mineral prospecting. Speed in metallurgical analysis, to match the rapidity with which the nation arms itself, is possible through use of the spectrograph, a marvelous new machine used for study of materials through measurements of the arc of light they emit when heated. The aluminum and magnesium industries, steel companies and foundries use it for quick study of metals. Mines use it for exploration. The spectrograph will yield an analysis of seven elements in fifteen minutes determination, which would require up to four hours by old chemical methods. Three students in defense training courses at a famous mining-engineering school listen as an instructor shows them how the machine operates. Golden, Colorado
Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. A tower of another building and mountain tops can be seen in the background
Las Vegas, Nevada. Workmen, trucks, railroad boxcars, tool sheds, and many buildings during an early construction period of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. A view from a watchtower, showing the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, its 1,000 unit housing development, transmission lines and roads
Aluminum casting. Uncle Sam's soldiers on the production lines of defense pour a large magnesium casting. The molten alloy enters the runner box first. Magnesium is one of the most valuable metals for war production. Exact purpose of this casting is kept secret. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Las Vegas, Nevada. Two peat storage buildings, 540 by 100 feet, on the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds in the southern Nevada desert, which produces great quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft manufacture
Las Vegas, Nevada. A construction scene inside one of the huge buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. Workmen are busy with the steel structure and carpenter work
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Aluminum casting. First aid right on the spot. A nurse is in constant attendance in this Midwest aluminum foundry to treat minor cuts and wounds received in production of aluminum and magnesium molds and casting. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium, on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated

Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage...

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Las Vegas, Nevada. One side of a huge peat storage building on the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds in the southern Nevada desert, which produces great quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft manufacture
Las Vegas, Nevada. Interior of one of the buildings under construction at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert, where magnesium will be produced and this lightest of all metals made available in great quantities for war use

Las Vegas, Nevada. Interior of one of the buildings under construction...

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Las Vegas, Nevada. A view of the steel structure of one of the huge buildings being built at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant which will produce the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A view of the plant of Basic Magnesium Incorporated, showing unfinished roads, power lines, telephone lines on which two men are working, and buildings during an early stage of construction
Aluminum casting. Stronger than aluminum, magnesium castings are cleaned and polished by a grinder. The casting is placed in a specially constructed hood to prevent fires. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Las Vegas, Nevada. Two peat storage buildings, 540 by 100 feet, on the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds in the southern Nevada desert, which produces great quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft manufacture
Las Vegas, Nevada. Stacks of magnesium ingots ready for war use by manufacturers of aircraft and tracer bullets, produced by the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Some completed and also some unfinished buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant. The building at the far right of the picture is still in the steel structure stage
Las Vegas, Nevada. A view of construction of telephone lines, roads and buildings of the Basic Magnesium Incorperated plant, where the lightest of all metals will be produced for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
De Soto bomber plant. Detroit, Michigan. Worker at bending machine producing complex curves. The wires for the airplanes are inserted through these magnesium tubes
Las Vegas, Nevada. A giant silo and part of the buildings on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A scene in the Basic Magnesium Incorporated grounds, showing a variety of structures and at the far right of the picture, two of the eighty-four foot silos in which ore is stored for use in the production of magnesium, the lightest of all metals used in aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Aluminum casting. Womens' place seems to be on the inspection line in this plant which has been converted to the production of war materials. This young worker is inspecting magnesium alloy and castings. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Smoke pouring from the stacks of the preparation building of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, where magnesium, the lightest of all metals is being produced in great quantities for war use

Las Vegas, Nevada. Smoke pouring from the stacks of the preparation bu...

Annotation on negative and/or original negative jacket. Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. M... More

Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. Other workmen can be seen laying reinforcing steel for the concrete floor several stories below
De Soto bomber plant. Detroit, Michigan. Worker at bending machine producing complex curves. The wires for the airplanes are inserted through these magnesium tubes
Las Vegas, Nevada. A rear view of some of the structures of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, showing at the far right of the picture two of the eighty-four foot silos used for the storage of ore. Great quantities of the lightest of all metals are produced at this plant for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Painters at work seventy feet above ground on the gigantic construction of the Basic Magnesium incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium, and a peat-storage building on the grounds of Basic Magnesium Incorporated

Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage...

Annotation on negative and/or original negative jacket. Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. M... More

Las Vegas, Nevada. Giant silos, eighty-four feet high, for the storage of ore for the manufacture of magnesium at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert. A peat storage building can be seen at the left
Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the construction workers at the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, working at the pipe vise. He is working on a building near the peat storage building shown in the background
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. Buildings being constructed at the huge Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant in the southern Nevada desert
Las Vegas, Nevada. Smoke pouring from the stacks of the preparation building of the Basic Magnesium Incorporated plant, where magnesium, the lightest of all metals is being produced in great quantities for war use
Las Vegas, Nevada. Transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Aluminum casting. A new development in the production of war materials involves use of magnesium. Here a young worker in a large Midwest foundry takes temperature readings of molten magnesium alloy through the protective crust. At the same time he is sprinkling flux to prevent burning at the hole in the crust after removal of the thermocouple. Aluminum Industries Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

Aluminum casting. A new development in the production of war materials...

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

Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Las Vegas, Nevada. A mass of transmission towers and transformers redistributing power from Boulder Dam to Basic Magnesium Incorporated, which produces huge quantities of the lightest of all metals for aircraft and other wartime manufacturing
Production. Magnesium. High above the Nevada desert workmen lay reinforcing steel for the concrete floor of one of the 360-foot-long chlorination buildings at Basic Magnesium's huge plant near Las Vegas
Production. Magnesium. A helmeted welder is busily engaged in his part of the war effort at Basic Magnesium's huge plant in the southern Nevada desert. The plant is turning out great quantities of magnesium for aircraft and tracer bullet manufacturers

Production. Magnesium. A helmeted welder is busily engaged in his part...

Actual size of negative is E (approximately 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches). Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Divisi... More

Production. Magnesium. Two enormous reservoirs at the huge Basic Magnesium plant in the southern Nevada desert, holding fifteen million gallons each, store water piped from a point miles away
Production. Magnesium. Workers' cars parked under a section of the high-tension transmission lines which bring electrical power to Basic Magnesium's huge plant in the southern Nevada desert
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