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1955 to 1953
cover image December 1955
December 1955
Caption: The 84-inch reversing coil mill is equipped with an up coiler capable of rolling continuous coils of magnesium sheet.
cover image October 1955
October 1955
Caption: Manipulator places stock on huge dies of press at Cleveland, Ohio, works of Aluminum Company of America.
cover image August 1955
August 1955
Caption: Removing "D. C." (direct-chilled) cast ingot from mold at Massena, New York works of Aluminum Company of America.
cover image June 1955
June 1955
Caption: Slitting aluminum foil at the Permanente, California, mill of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company.
cover image April 1955
April 1955
Caption: Extrusion being stretched in 3,000,000-pound stretcher at Alcoa's Lafayette, Ind., works.
cover image February 1955
February 1955
Caption: Inspecting internal expansion rings used to control the heating of titanium for jet engine afterburner shrouds made at Chance Vought.
cover image December 1954
December 1954
Caption: Extruded aluminum pipe just emerging from a 4000-ton hydraulic extrusion press at the Lafayette, Indiana, Works, Aluminum Company of America.
cover image October 1954
October 1954
Caption: Fabricating bin nests from Kaiser Aluminum.
cover image August 1954
August 1954
Caption: Aluminum rings being inert gas welded at Ryan Aircraft Co.
cover image June 1954
June 1954
Caption: Workman buffing an aluminum panel.
cover image April 1954
April 1954
Caption: Reynolds Metals Co. workmen tying huge rolls of aluminum sheet.
cover image February 1954
February 1954
Caption: At Great Falls, Montana, mill of Anaconda Wire & Cable Company, a machine cables stranded aluminum steel-reinforced conductor.
cover image December 1953
December 1953
Caption: The sign of the cross appears in this picture of a welder using inert gas arc welding in the fabricating of aluminum truck bodies at the plant of Masin and Kriz, Inc., at Englewood, New Jersey. It is estimated that the use of this welding method cut labor costs on the job by 50 percent.
cover image October 1953
October 1953
Caption: Convair's XF2Y-l, Sea Dart, experimental delta-winged jet fighter seaplane is poised on its hydro-skids after test flights in San Diego, California. Today's light metals have played an important part in making this atomic age aircraft possible.
cover image August 1953
August 1953
Caption: Stripped for shipment, Sikorsky helicopter is pulled into cargo compartment of C-124 Globemaster. The S-55 is almost entirely fabricated from magnesium sheet, has 100 magnesium castings.
cover image June 1953
June 1953
Caption: Magnesium is the key metal in the fabrication of this rocket-propelled free-flight rocket produced at the National Advisory Commitee for Aeronautics at Wallops Island (Virginia) Field Station.
cover image April 1953
April 1953
Caption: Aluminum and magnesium play an important role in the fabrication of this ulta-modern aircraft-the first tamden-rotor helicopter to be licensed by the CAA for commercial use. It was manufactured by McCulloch Motors Aircraft Division.
cover image February 1953
February 1953
Caption: Ninety-nine percent pure magnesium ingots are prepared for shipping from the government-owned Manteca, California magnesium plant operated by the Kaiser Magnesium Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation.