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"Making High Grade Tools for Industry Since 1868" Millers Falls Company ad from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper
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This 1942 patriotic advertisement from the Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, underscores the resolve of the Millers Falls Company of Millers Falls and Greenfield, Massachusetts, to do its part for the war effort. As the ad's dramatic language indicates, "Menacing may be the clouds now hovering over a waiting, praying world; but they shall be swept from the skies for all time by the unhalting, united action of America and her Allies." During World War II (WWII) the company continued manufacturing all its usual product lines (for example, electric tools, hand tools, hack saw blades, levels, planes, micrometers, etc.). Army engineers, Seabees, and other military units desperately needed hand tools. At one point, the company was shipping 20,000 bit braces a week for military use. During the war, the firm employed about 1600 workers at plants in Greenfield, and Millers Falls, Massachusetts.
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