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Interesting picture, frame welding
« on: 08.12. 2020 12:57 »
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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #1 on: 08.12. 2020 13:49 »
Sooo, teaching welding or brazing at the factory, I assume. Supervisor on the right in the suit and tie with a scarf.

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #2 on: 08.12. 2020 14:54 »
Sooo, teaching welding or brazing at the factory, I assume. Supervisor on the right in the suit and tie with a scarf.

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Judging by those university style scarves I'd say they were engineering students having a factory tour. They probably went straight into management and made a roaring success of the company. No wait!

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #3 on: 08.12. 2020 19:54 »
I like the goggle. I could use it as only one eye works  *conf*
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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #4 on: 08.12. 2020 19:57 »
I like the goggle. I could use it as only one eye works  *conf*
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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #5 on: 09.12. 2020 01:05 »
Sooo, teaching welding or brazing at the factory, I assume. Supervisor on the right in the suit and tie with a scarf.

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Judging by those university style scarves I'd say they were engineering students having a factory tour. They probably went straight into management and made a roaring success of the company. No wait!

Yes, now that you say it, your take is more likely.

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #6 on: 09.12. 2020 01:13 »
I like the goggle. I could use it as only one eye works  *conf*
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Do you think that was a way to make neater welds, because he could target the area better with one eye when the weld wasn't glowing, then close that eye?

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #7 on: 09.12. 2020 14:25 »
You could be right, Richard. Brazing is done at a dull red and I've always found welding goggles too dark for that. I usually now just wear my ordinary glasses, though sunglasses may carry a slight advantage.
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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #8 on: 09.12. 2020 17:53 »
 Looks like the final frame  assembly operation. The T handles are on a jig to position the oil tank and air filter mountings on the rear chainstays, ready for a quick dab of braze.

 Before the advent of flip front goggles it was always a bit long winded putting down the torch or rod to lift the goggles and inspect the job. A single eye shield makes the job quicker and more productive. Back in the old days of time study and measured daywork, it was a battle between them that measured and them that did. You can bet the job was timed with fine attention to detail by the man with the torch, conventional goggles, stretch the time a bit. Then when under starters orders, out came the single lens and he knocked them out like machine gun bullets. Oh the joy of piecework!

 My guess is that they are engineering students from the nearby University of Birmingham on a works visit, along with one of their tutors.  All a bit dangerous, the fine tweeds could be ruined by a wayward spark, and it is interesting to see what workers wore in those 1950's days before the introduction of any workwear and the styled corporate workwear we have now. Mostly the demob suit in the case of dockers, brickies and guys digging holes by pick and shovel.

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #9 on: 09.12. 2020 19:45 »
Before the advent of flip front goggles it was always a bit long winded putting down the torch or rod to lift the goggles and inspect the job. A single eye shield makes the job quicker and more productive.
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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #10 on: 09.12. 2020 23:43 »
that photo is similar to where i work. standing behind the minion welding is his team leader, the quality control manager, human resources ,tech performance team, the production manager, procurement delivery inspector, green spaces and pure air service manager, health and safety officer and the union rep who reminds him hes lucky to have a job.

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Re: Interesting picture
« Reply #11 on: 10.12. 2020 00:01 »
edboy, yep about right *lol*, what the hell is a green spaces and pure air service manager, I bet there is such a job *pull hair out* *bash* *roll*