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02-13-2005, 11:43 PM
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02-14-2005, 12:10 AM
Must be from the Cold War Era. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif


02-14-2005, 01:01 AM
Don't make me post my naked machining fotos again...

02-14-2005, 01:48 AM
I can relate to the second pic.


02-14-2005, 02:02 AM
is the first guy machining uranium? http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif.The second one must be Ibew in his younger days,he always says he feels the cold! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif


02-14-2005, 02:15 PM
The suit in photo one looks like an early RACAL suit for working with biohazards. They are used alot where I work. It has to be a BSL 3 or 4 lab. There is a pair of air hoses that plug into the back of the suit. The lab itself is kept at a "negative pressure", say 10 to 12 psi instead of atmospheric pressure; so any leaks are into the lab and not out. Watch the movie "OUTBREAK". It will give you an idea. It's pretty accurate as far as Fort Detrick goes.

Andy Pullen

02-14-2005, 02:41 PM
That second pic looks like the one place I used to work. I think the shop owner thought heat was a luxury. Hands used to stick to the machine handles. Had to make blue chips to heat the shop.

02-14-2005, 02:47 PM
Second one may be WWII, Russia, after they moved armament factorys east of the Ural mountains.
Thye moved, erected and started production w/o any of the amitys.
Whatever the first guy is doing, I don't want the job.

kap pullen
02-14-2005, 03:15 PM
I worked in a couple places like that too.
Owned one once.
Had to melt the coolant tanks on Monday morning.

02-14-2005, 05:36 PM
First thing I thought when I saw the second photo, "Machining in Siberia". I worked in some ****holes like that too.

charlie coghill
02-14-2005, 09:21 PM
First guy did not want to get any blue chips on his bald head. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-14-2005, 10:25 PM
<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by andypullen:
The suit in photo one looks like an early RACAL suit for working with biohazards. Andy Pullen</font>

And lets think about the next time we see that "special" lathe at auction from "some lab" in the mid-west.

Not too concerned about any extra bios on board but heavy metal is a different story.

Thanks for the great O'l timey photos Carl. JRouche

Spin Doctor
02-14-2005, 10:28 PM
I think the first guy is a machinist for Dr. No. The second is one for Dr. No Way Jose

02-16-2005, 12:27 PM
The second picture is a guy turning something in the summer in Edmonton