Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Dowling, Jim
McCarl, Robert
Dates 1994
Location New Jersey
Paterson
United States
Language English
Subjects Ethnography
Interviews
Irish Americans
Machinery Industry
Oral History
Sound Recordings
Watson Machine International
Title
The importance of grinding your own cutting tools
Contributor Names
Dowling, Jim (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-08
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Irish Americans
-  Watson Machine International
-  Machinery industry
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Jimmy Dowling at Watson Machine International.
-  Summary of audio segment: Jimmy talks about the importance of grinding his own cutting tools. "I've been grinding my own tools for years. All the tools for making traverse screws I have over here, all my grinding tools." Jimmy users tracers -- reverse patterns that are used to measure and gauge screw depths and widths -- to make traverse screws. He made some of the tracers. I usually make a large number of the screws at a time -- ten or twenty of them -- so that we have them when a customer needs them. That way I don't have to stop whatever I am doing and make some more.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A003
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.rma00305


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