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Historic Cover Archive
1948 to 1946
cover image December 1948
December 1948
Caption: Aluminum billet starts on the long journey to become a sheet. Photo courtesy Reynolds Metals Co.
cover image October 1948
October 1948
Caption: Removing an aluminum permanent mold casting from mold. ( Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image August 1948
August 1948
Caption: Load of aluminum channel sections about to be lowered into H.T. chamber. ( Photo courtesy Reynolds Metals Co.)
cover image June 1948
June 1948
Caption: Tiny Tim rocket developed at Inyokern Naval Ordnance Station. Aluminum is the principal metal for the casing estimated at from 350 to 400 pounds.
cover image April 1948
April 1948
Caption: Shows the welding of thick aluminum plate at Battelle Institute, Columbus, Ohio.
cover image February 1948
February 1948
Caption: Shows the cleaning of the statue of Eros-a figure made of aluminum that has been in London for many years.
cover image December 1947
December 1947
Caption: Showing complex, intricate shapes come as-cast; there is little need for expensive machining operations. (Photo courtesy of the Permold Company.)
cover image November 1947
November 1947
Caption: Shows beading of aluminum sheet at Westcraft Tractor Manufacturing Company.
cover image October 1947
October 1947
Caption: These "mirrors" will be used over boulevards and in factories.The shiny surface of the round sheet is a coating of pure aluminum on an aluminum alloy base. (Photo courtesy Westinghouse Electric Company.)
cover image September 1947
September 1947
Caption: Coils of aluminum on trays, 125,000 pounds per tray, at Kaiser Permanente Rolling Mills, Spokane, Wash.
cover image August 1947
August 1947
Caption: Showing a Clearing Machine Company press operating at the Westcraft Plant in Southern California.
cover image July 1947
July 1947
Caption: The bung of an aluminum beer barrel is being welded by the inert gas metal arc method, using a filler rod. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image June 1947
June 1947
Caption: Pouring aluminum from crucible into ingot molds. (Photo courtesy of Permanente Metals Corporation.)
cover image May 1947
May 1947
Caption: Semi-coining an aluminum tray in a 500-ton knuckle press. Finished product shown in inset. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image April 1947
April 1947
Caption: Spotwelding an aluminum gasoline tank. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image March 1947
March 1947
Caption: Flush butt welding of an aluminum ring. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image February 1947
February 1947
Caption: Finishing an aluminum casting. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image January 1947
January 1947
Caption: An example of new sculpture cut from aluminum plate 4 feet 6 inches high. (Photo courtesy of J. Starkic Gardner, Ltd.)
cover image December 1946
December 1946
Caption: Spot welding magnesium airplane part. (Photo courtesy of American Magnesium Corp.)
cover image November 1946
November 1946
Caption: Embossing aluminum sheet. (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Aircraft Corp.)
cover image October 1946
October 1946
Caption: Polishing aluminum utensils. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image September 1946
September 1946
Caption: Checking pattern for magnesium sand casting. (Photo courtesy of American Magnesium Corp.)
cover image August 1946
August 1946
Caption: Spot welding aluminum. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image July 1946
July 1946
Caption: Rolling aluminum sheet. (Photo courtesy of Reynolds Metals Co.)
cover image June 1946
June 1946
Caption: Forging an aluminum propeller blade. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image May 1946
May 1946
Caption: Aluminum dwelling machine. (Courtesy Fuller Houses, Inc.)
cover image April 1946
April 1946
Caption: Drying aluminum scrap. (Photo courtesy of the National Smelting Co.)
cover image March 1946
March 1946
Caption: Die Sinking in an aluminum forge shop. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)
cover image February 1946
February 1946
Caption: Removing risers from a magnesium casting. (Photo courtesy of American Magnesium Corp.)
cover image January 1946
January 1946
Caption: Taking the temperature of aluminum sheet. (Photo courtesy of Aluminum Company of America.)