Historic Cover Archive
1952 to 1950
1952 to 1950
Caption: This dramatic photograph shows aluminum foil being rolled at an Aluminum Company of America plant. Use of the foil is made in such widespread fields as agriculture, medicine, and the housewife's kitchen.
Caption: Hot rolled aluminum strip moves along run out table to coiler in Davenport, Louisiana, works of Aluminum Company of America. Coiled aluminum sheet is shown at right.
Caption: A giant Bullard Cut Master vertical turret lathe shown at the Ryan Aeronautical Company, San Diego, California, mills a section of an aluminum aircraft fuel tank. The machine weighs 32 tons and is 13 ft. high. Metal sections measuring from one-half inch to just under 7 ft. in height can be handled.
Caption: Pouring aluminum "Pig" from a crucible at Reynolds Metals Company's giant new $80-million aluminum reduction plant near Corpus Christi, Texas.
Caption: Longitudinal seams of one of the world's largest aluminum alloy aircraft drop tanks in production are spot welded with an Automatic Heliarc Machine at the Ryan Aeronautical Company in San Diego, California.
Caption: Magnesium castings of wheel hubs for the B-47 Jet Bomber, are being machined at the Pryor Manufacturing Company, Mansfield, Ohio.
Caption: Seam welding a flange joint of aluminum. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
Caption: Precision-grinding aluminum alloy piston for Model "G" Enterprise Diesel Engine. Aluminum pistons give greater H.P. with the same bore and stroke than heavier metals.
Caption: Deep drawing aluminum barrel half in 500 ton press at Benson Mfg. Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Caption: Milium, the new aluminum sprayed material described in this issue, rolling from the processing machine at the Deering, Milliken & Co. plant.
Caption: Trimming a precision casting for aircraft cabin pressure regulator. (Photo courtesy of AiResearch Manufacturing Company, Los Angeles.)
Caption: Aluminum ingots lowered into the preheating oven at Alcoa's rolling mill at Davenport, Iowa. (Photo courtesy of the Aluminum Company of America.)