Audio Recording "What're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another?"
About this Item
- "What're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another?"
- Contributor Names
- Boyle, Patrick (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Clothing industry
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Garden State Cutting Company (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Patrick Boyle, an employee at Garden State Cutting Co.
- - Summary of audio segment: And if you get material that's fresh from the printer, the screen printer, you're inhaling that glue, that printer ink, you inhale that. Cause you gotta carry the roll, and what're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another. You gotta breathe. Sometimes when open a roll and lay it out to spread it, when the print it they roll it as soon as they print it, and you have the fumes. PB says he's exaggerating when he says you can see it, but when you're walking past it's likecoming right under your nose, you can smell it. It's very intoxicating. Me, I stay away from it. I'm not into that. The company supplies masks, and can wear them or not. And the rolls are dusty. PB has duston his eyeglasses [TC points it out], and PB says the glasses are his protection. He puts a thin coat of oil on the inside of the glasses, and it attracts the dust, prevents it from going into his eyes. But that is from the dust after the material is cut, the shavings, fly all over. It's always dusty.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A017
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Boyle, Patrick, and Thomas D Carroll. "What're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another?". -09-06, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002851/.
APA citation style:
Boyle, P. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "What're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another?". -09-06. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002851/.
MLA citation style:
Boyle, Patrick, and Thomas D Carroll. "What're you gonna do, stop breathing from one end of the factory to another?". -09-06, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip002851/>.