Historic Cover Archive
1955 to 1953
1955 to 1953
Caption: The 84-inch reversing coil mill is equipped with an up coiler capable of rolling continuous coils of magnesium sheet.
Caption: Manipulator places stock on huge dies of press at Cleveland, Ohio, works of Aluminum Company of America.
Caption: Removing "D. C." (direct-chilled) cast ingot from mold at Massena, New York works of Aluminum Company of America.
Caption: Slitting aluminum foil at the Permanente, California, mill of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Company.
Caption: Extrusion being stretched in 3,000,000-pound stretcher at Alcoa's Lafayette, Ind., works.
Caption: Inspecting internal expansion rings used to control the heating of titanium for jet engine afterburner shrouds made at Chance Vought.
Caption: Extruded aluminum pipe just emerging from a 4000-ton hydraulic extrusion press at the Lafayette, Indiana, Works, Aluminum Company of America.
Caption: At Great Falls, Montana, mill of Anaconda Wire & Cable Company, a machine cables stranded aluminum steel-reinforced conductor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.