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Section 46 - Industrial Organization Photos

15-Large factory, Massey Harris Tractors - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Interior loading dock of Cunninghams Ice Cream, Chicago. - No Date (Chicago Architectural Photographing Company/NSL Photo)

17-Bucket wheel for 30,000 HP units, built for Allis-Chalmers Great Western Power Co., Caribou Plant California. Assembled wheel 25 tons - No Date (NSL Photo)

18-Solid Carload of Maytag Washers from Newton, IA to Junction Hdw. Co. Racine Wisconsin. On siding under wire, with men standing near truck - No Date (NSL Photo)

19-Consumer's Co. office near siding, coal yard Northfield - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

20-Workers at very large plant, possibly steel mill, cross bridge over yard with EJ&E hoppers and gons - No Date (Acme Newspictures Inc, Chicago Bureau/NSL Photo)

21-Large coal pile under steel bridge. Largest coal pile threatened as strike looms. Clairton, PA - This 300,000 ton coal pile - the largest in the world, is only a ten day's supply for the mills of U.S. Steel, at Clairton - 04/27/1943 (Acme Newspicture Service/NSL Photo)

22-Petrolager plant, exterior front, Niles Center -01/07/1932 (NSL Photo)

23-Petrolager plant, exterior front angled, Niles Center - 01/07/1932 (NSL Photo)

24-View NW, Deep Rock Oil Co, Northfield - 12/2/1930 (NSL Photo)

25-Snap-on Wrench Company Plant, South Kenosha - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

26-View NW of Public Service Co., Northern Division Service plant, under construction, Northbrook - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

27-Skokie Oil & Coal Co. Oakton St, Niles Center - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

28-View NE, builders service, Northfield - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

29-View North, Edinger & Sons fuel and coal, Lake Av Wilmette. Substation #1 in distance - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

30-E. C. Weissenberg Coal & Bldg Material, Northfield - 12/02/1930 (NSL Photo)

31-View SE of Public Service Co., Waukegan Generating station - No Date (NSL Photo)

32-Two - 2000 HP, 83 1/3 RPM, 25 Cycle, 6600 volt rolling mill induction motor driving plate mill. Youngstown, Ohio - No Date (NSL Photo)

33-Aerial drawing of Johnson Motor Company plant - No Date (NSL Photo)

34-Drawing of the Evinrude Speeditwin outboard motor - No Date (NSL Photo)

35-Skilled hands of women work rapidly day and night, under the critical eye of inspectors, assembling Johnson carburetors - No Date (NSL Photo)

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