Historic Cover Archive
1961 to 1959
1961 to 1959
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.
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.
Caption: Seamless aluminum tubing used in the Titan Missile is measured with ultrasonic "vidigage."
Caption: Joining of aluminum tube for multi-row condenser coils by automatic flame soldering machine, demonstrated at Selas Corporation by Alcoa.
Caption: Racks of aluminum front pieces of the Dodge being lifted from anodizing tank at Easton Mfg. Co., Cleveland. (Photo courtesy Alcoa.)
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.
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.
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.
Caption: Operator touches up mold with spray after removal of casting from low pressure casting machine at Chevrolet Massena plant.
Caption: Preliminary contouring of aluminum "Memory Drum" for Incremental Type Digital Computer produced by Librascope.
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.)
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.
Caption: Titanium access panel for covering engine in the DC-8. (Photo courtesy: Titanium Metals Corporation.)
Caption: Operator at Kaiser Aluminum's Ravenswood Plant tiers coils with Heppenstall coil tongs.
Caption: Separation of aluminum foil after "pack rolling" operation at Anaconda Aluminum Company plant in Louisville, Kentucky.