Audio Recording "If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there."

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Title
"If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there."
Contributor Names
Farkas, John (Narrator)
McCarl, Robert (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-08-15
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Retirees
-  Work processes
-  Work ethic
-  Watson Machine International
-  Machinery industry
-  Foundry workers
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with former Watson foundryman, John Farkas.
-  Summary of audio segment: McCarl asking about working with any characters in the early days of his molding trade. "They were just molders. They had to be rugged to do all of that shoveling. It was hard work, years ago. If you were young, it wasn't too bad. When you get up in age . . . It was nice at Watson. If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there. I only retired when I was seventy-five. The only reason I retired is because they shut the place down, otherwise I'd still be there. Because I can still push the buttons -- and I still got pretty good eyesight yet. I liked the work."
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-RM-A010
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.rma01002
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Farkas, John, and Robert McCarl. "If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there.". -08-15, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003217/.

APA citation style:

Farkas, J. & McCarl, R. (1994) "If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there.". -08-15. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003217/.

MLA citation style:

Farkas, John, and Robert McCarl. "If they were still running the foundry, I think I'd still be there.". -08-15, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003217/>.