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December 1, 1939

Manufacturers of Production Tools

Group II—Machining Operations

Manufacturers of Production Tools

Group V—Miscellaneous Production Equipment

New Allison Plant Is No Topsy It Was Built From the Beginning for Fixed Capacity

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Manufacturers of Production Tools

Group II—Machining Operations

contains the list of manufacturers of Lathes, Drills, Shapers, Milling Machines, Broaching Machines, Grinding Machines and other equipment that perform machining operations on the material. Machining operations in this group have been interpreted to mean those operations which are performed on the rough finished stock prior to such work as honing and polishing.

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Manufacturers of Production Tools

Group V—Miscellaneous Production Equipment

in addition to the machines listed in the four preceding groups, there are numerous other machines and equipment which perform operations that aid in the production line. Blueprinting or copying machines which speed up production and make it easier, are examples, as are die casting, drills, rivets, hoists, etc.

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New Allison Plant Is No Topsy It Was Built From the Beginning for Fixed Capacity

NOT FAR from the famed Indianapolis Speedway is rising an aircraft engine manufacturing plant that did not grow like Topsy but was designed from the beginning as a factory dedicated to the production of the V-1710 engine which was developed by Allison in cooperation with the Materiel Division of the Army Air Corps.

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THE AVIATION NEWS

Aviation Abroad

Our monthly progress report on the war is still pretty much a collection of miscellaneous scraps. It would be nice to report some astonishing news like British production having reached 17,409 ships per month or that the real reason the Germans haven’t blown down London is the number of failures they’ve had with ersatz propellers made from laminations of pumpernickel and cream cheese, but we don’t pretend to have the infallible answer to What Is Behind It All.
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Consolidated of San Diego

Has a daylight factory built for line production of large aircraft.

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Manufacturers of Production Tools

Group I—Trimming and Forming—

contains the list of manufacturers of Presses, Forming Machines, Stamping Machines, Forging Machines, Shearing Machines and Brakes. This group represents those machines that perform the first operations on material in the line of production.

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National Aviation

Two or three years ago the standard excuse for numerous airline accidents was “There will aways be accidents.” A new comment came along with the advent of the Civil Aeronautics Authority: “Maybe so, but let’s not have the same kind over and over.”
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Aviation Manufacturing

U. S. and foreign governments are both taking steps to expand production capacity to meet allied war needs. As previously reported, France and Britain will pay for new plant in the form of deliberately inflated prices on aircraft. To make absolutely sure, however, that there be no delays, the French have advanced a total of $5,000,000 to United Aircraft and to Curtiss-Wright so that engine plant expansions can start immediately.
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Production Plus!

The story of North American's spectacular production record of the past three years.

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Defense

Although most Congressmen headed for their home districts immediately after the extra session adjourned, members of committees handling military and naval legislation remained on the job in preparation for an expanded national defense program at the regular session opening Jan. 3.
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