Audio Recordings "The hardest job I ever had in here."
Watson Machine International
- "The hardest job I ever had in here."
- 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: The hardest job in here is when Larry is away and Richie has to run the whole show and get his work out. That is a challenge. And handling the people in here when they have their petty problems. And Watson can be a challenge a times. First big challenge while working for Watson: "One of my first big challenges was when they sent me on the road to put a machine in. Okay. So I built the machine here, and I never really knew what these machines really made. I knew we were in the cable industry, but I didn't know how they operated. 'Cause we never ran them here, you know, to make stuff. So, a machine went out and two days later they come down the stairs and says, you're going to Massachusetts, er . . . Connecticut I went to. Yeah, it was Connecticut. Says, what for? Says, put that machine in. Says, what? Says, just like you built it here, you put in up there. I went. I was done in four days. It was to Triangle Wire in Jewett City, Connecticut. It was a cable-making place. They had big machines, mall machines. And we run the machines and the people were happy. And I been doing it ever since."
- 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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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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