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The "Solar" System
Description: Airplane parts used for defense purposes are manufactured at Solar Aircraft Company in San Diego, California.
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Clip #: MF-31B-7
Length: 4:43
Year: 1955
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
State: California
City: San Diego
Subject: Airplanes
Original: 16mm
1950s, San Diego, California, cityscape, skyline, coast, aircraft manufacturing industry, defense industry, person holding San Diego Union newspaper, man walking down sidewalk to Solar Aircraft Company Employment Office, man walking up to security guard in booth and signing in as guard points him in direction, new worker meeting with foreman and going over his previous work history, orientation with newly hired male and female workers, workers being trained in drafting, worker’s photograph being taken for identification badge, foreman instructing worker about exhaust manifold, worker transporting precut stainless steel to be fabricated into manifolds on forklift, worker using drop hammers to fabricate stainless steel into manifolds, workers using “nibblers” to snip off extra stainless steel material, welders, man inspecting pieces to make sure they fit together, man submerging manifold section in water, man spraying manifold section with ceramics, workers transporting coated section into kiln to be fired and removing afterwards, man pushing cart of manifolds, worker walking on B-36 bomber wings, B-36 engine turning on and propellers starting up, engine exhaust, B-36 taxiing and taking off

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