How to make artillery shells by the millions! (1943)

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You’re seeing the first step in making a shell case. A flat metal disc is placed on the press — and the punch, with a pressure of over 100 tons, “draws” the disc into a cup shape.

This is repeated on other presses until the shell case is the right length. But what a job! …

From 77 years’ experience — the world’s greatest in lubrication — Socony-Vacuum has created products to help make possible this first ticklish step in producing shells by the millions. Make use of this experience in your plant.


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