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Description: Making outboard motors at Johnson Motors in Waukegan, Illinois in the mid 1950s
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Clip #: MF-29N
Length: 3:22
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Illinois
Subject: Manufacturing
Original: 16mm
1950s, Illinois, Waukegan, Johnson Motors Division of Outboard Marine & Manufacturing Company, outboard motors, aluminum ingots and scrap being melted in electric furnace, cylinder heads formed by die casting, male plant workers fabricating and inspecting outboard motor components, drilling, tapping, reaming, male worker using machine to contour pistons, male worker inspecting contoured pistons, fabricating, male worker reaming propellers, worker inspecting shroud, male workers assembling motor parts, rows of nearly completed motors awaiting final testing, “motor test” sign, male worker testing motor affixed to board with propeller submerged in water as Frahm tachometer measures performance, male workers completing assembly of motors, parts that were touched by fuel or water during test being removed, cleaned and replaced, male workers packing motor into box, boy wearing swimming trunks carrying outboard motor to small docked boat which he affixes and starts up, boys departing from dock in small boat with outboard motor

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