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1961 to 1959
cover image December 1961
December 1961
Caption: Machining hot pressed QMV beryllium block on vertical boring mill. This particular block produced by Brush Beryllium Corp. is the largest piece of metal ever made by powder metallurgy techniques.
cover image October 1961
October 1961
Caption: Cleaned, treated, dried and ready for coating, coiled aluminum is printed at this section of the line at Pre Finish Metals, Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
cover image August 1961
August 1961
Caption: Seamless aluminum tubing used in the Titan Missile is measured with ultrasonic "vidigage."
cover image June 1961
June 1961
Caption: Joining of aluminum tube for multi-row condenser coils by automatic flame soldering machine, demonstrated at Selas Corporation by Alcoa.
cover image April 1961
April 1961
Caption: Racks of aluminum front pieces of the Dodge being lifted from anodizing tank at Easton Mfg. Co., Cleveland. (Photo courtesy Alcoa.)
cover image February 1961
February 1961
Caption: Double-action Youngstown extrusion press in operation at San Jose, California plant of American International Aluminum Corp. The press which employs a new cycle principle has two heating furnaces, twin billet conveyors and associated equipment. It is shown extruding three identical aluminum shapes.
cover image December 1960
December 1960
Caption: World's largest closed die forging. This 23 ft. wing spar part weighs 320 pounds, required a 272-inch long die. It was forged from Alcoa 7079 billet at Alcoa's Cleveland die shop on a 50,000-ton press.
cover image October 1960
October 1960
Caption: Boeing Airplane Company, a combination fuel tank and fuselage section is fabricated for super new defense missile Bomarc B in high-strength Alcoa alloy 2219.
cover image August 1960
August 1960
Caption: Operator touches up mold with spray after removal of casting from low pressure casting machine at Chevrolet Massena plant.
cover image June 1960
June 1960
Caption: Sawing gates and risers off light metal castings at North American Aviation.
cover image April 1960
April 1960
Caption: Preliminary contouring of aluminum "Memory Drum" for Incremental Type Digital Computer produced by Librascope.
cover image February 1960
February 1960
Caption: 30-ft. diameter aluminum sphere for storing 30 tons of liquid hydrogen being lowered into carbon steel outer shell at new Torrance plant of Linde Co. (Photo courtesy Linde Co.)
cover image December 1959
December 1959
Caption: Laminating Alcoa aluminum foil with celanese acetate plastic sheet at Trio Mills Mnfg. Corp., New York. The product will be used for ironing boards.
cover image October 1959
October 1959
Caption: Titanium access panel for covering engine in the DC-8. (Photo courtesy: Titanium Metals Corporation.)
cover image August 1959
August 1959
Caption: Operator at Kaiser Aluminum's Ravenswood Plant tiers coils with Heppenstall coil tongs.
cover image June 1959
June 1959
Caption: No caption.
cover image April 1959
April 1959
Caption: Separation of aluminum foil after "pack rolling" operation at Anaconda Aluminum Company plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
cover image February 1959
February 1959
Caption: No caption.