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Historic Cover Archive
1960 to 1958
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.
cover image December 1958
December 1958
Caption: No caption.
cover image October 1958
October 1958
Caption: Pouring aluminum pig. (Photo courtesy Kaiser Aluminum.)
cover image August 1958
August 1958
Caption: This is believed to be the largest aluminum ring ever rolled. O.D. is 11.5 inches. I.D. 103.5 inches. It is 1.5 inches thick and of 6061-T6 alloy. Rolled by Standard Steel Works Div. Baldwin Lima Hamilton at Burnham, Pennsylvania.
cover image June 1958
June 1958
Caption: A worker at Ormet Corp. aluminum reduction plant breaks the crust of solidified electrolyte in reduction pot in order to add more alumina. One potline totaling 168 pots is now in production producing 100 tons of aluminum per day.
cover image April 1958
April 1958
Caption: Aluminum ingots being readied for rolling at Kaiser Aluminum's Mead plant.
cover image February 1958
February 1958
Caption: Heliwelding aluminum sections by means of a special fixture on the Titan ICBM at Martin Aircraft Company, Denver Colorado. (Photo courtesy Air Reduction Company.)