Audio Recordings "I really never had headaches putting a machine together."

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors McCarl, Robert
Takach, Richard
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Machinery Industry
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Watson Machine International
Work Processes
"I really never had headaches putting a machine together."
Contributor Names
Takach, Richard (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Work processes
-  Watson Machine International
-  Machinery industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Richard Takach at Watson Machine International.
-  Summary of audio segment: Put some real big machines together -- LPH 14 (a planetary machine that twists wire by moving the spools around a stationary core) the spider and the masts weighed twenty-two tons. It just fit out the door and went to Pennsylvania. "At that time we had the whole, the machine shop -- we had the foundry running, we had the boring mills, we had a big lathe sitting here. We were self-contained. In the 1980's."
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A002
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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