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Men [sic] and machines
Webster Electric Company (Racine, Wis.), Racine, Wisconsin, United States, subject
Digital Object
Men [sic] and machines
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Historical Collections; Mss: 1412 :57 W364
Creation Date
ca. 1933 ?
19 x 24 cm.
still image

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Materials Type
gelatin silver process
women ;  workers ;  assembly -line methods

One of a series of 1 photograph depicting the activities of the Webster Electric Company.

Provenance: Received from the Webster Electric Company.

Inscription: On verso of image: "Multiple Coil Winding Machines in the plant of the Webster Electric Company. In the earlier days it was customary to wind one coil at a time. Today one girl [?] with one of these machines can wind twenty-four times as many coils as before. The operators must be alert to replace exhausted spools of wire and to splice wire that is broken. They also insert sheets of glassine insulating paper by hand. ; The finished coils are employed in a wide variety of products, such as radios, Neon signs, oil burners, automobile ignition systems, etc."
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part of  Industrial Life Photograph Collection