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Machine Shop Work: Action, Use and Care of Single Point Cutting Tools: No. 2: Fundamentals of End Cutting Tools

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Description As part of the war effort, the U. S. Office of Education released 48 films in 1941 and 1942 to train factory workers and shipbuilders under a project called Victory Training Films. The success of these titles helped convince the federal government and corporations that films could be used to effectively train employees. "This is a motion picture study of representative single point end cutting tools in action. Six representative tools are shown and the various uses and characteristics of each discussed in detail. The film opens with views of the grooving and nicking tool. The parts of the tool are named, pointed out, and the relationship of each part to the other parts of the tool are explained. Attention is called by picture and commentary to the end cutting edge and to the fact that this is the widest part of the cutting end. Closeup views of the grooving tool in action serve to explain why all end cutting tools have a minimum heel clearance and are usually set on the center line and square with the work." ("Single Point Cutting Tools," Business Screen: War Training Edition, number 4, 1942, 20.)
Creator Federal Security Agency
U.S. Office of Education
Calvin Company
Date Issued 1942
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 12:03
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.