View Full Version : Photos: Interesting Shop Apparel
02-14-2005, 01:10 AM
Must be from the Cold War Era. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif
Don't make me post my naked machining fotos again...
02-14-2005, 02:48 AM
I can relate to the second pic.
02-14-2005, 03:02 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, 03:15 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.
02-14-2005, 03:41 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, 03:47 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.
02-14-2005, 04:15 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, 06:36 PM
First thing I thought when I saw the second photo, "Machining in Siberia". I worked in some ****holes like that too.
02-14-2005, 10:21 PM
First guy did not want to get any blue chips on his bald head. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
02-14-2005, 11:25 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
02-14-2005, 11:28 PM
I think the first guy is a machinist for Dr. No. The second is one for Dr. No Way Jose
02-16-2005, 01:27 PM
The second picture is a guy turning something in the summer in Edmonton