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Machine Shop Work: An Introduction to Operations on the Vertical Boring Mill: No. 1: Rough Facing, Turning and Drilling (On a Vertical Turret Lathe)

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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 training motion picture emphasizes the identification of the various controls on a standard vertical turret lathe: the use of these controls in making facing, turning, and drilling cuts with the vertical head; demonstrates the independent and universal movements of the chuck jaws on the table; the method of holding a piece by internal chucking and the use of the indexes on the machine to control the movement of the cutting tools. The job selected for this machine demonstration is an aluminum casting for a diffuse section of a modern airplane engine." ("Vertical Boring Mill," Business Screen: War Training Edition, number 4, 1942, 20.)
Creator Federal Security Agency
U.S. Office of Education
Audio Productions, Inc.
Date Issued 1941
Original Format 16mm print
Duration 30:44
Color/Black & White B&W
Sound/Silent Sound
Nation of Origin U.S.