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America's Entire Strength Is Now

Concentrated On Our War Effort

A high goal has been set for the production of vital war equipment- includ-
ing planes, guns, tanks, ships and other material for America's land, sea and air
forces and "GTD" Tools, famous since 1872, are helping speed up this all-out
effort, the most significant in the history of our Democracy.

U. S. DEFENSE PROGRAM

Three Score and Ten Years Old

The Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation this year observes its seven-
tieth year in the manufacture of taps and dies which down through
the years have become known throughout the entire world. It so happens
that this year is also the most vital year in our country's history and we pledge
ourselves and our seventy years of accumulated experience to the task of supply-
ing our country with the tools it so badly needs in its great war effort.

 
G.T.D. Products
Helping to Speed Up
Defense Production:-

Buy
United States
DEFENSE BONDS

Taps
Dies
Gages
Twist Drills
Reamers
Screw Plates
Pipe Tools

GTD
The Mark of Screw Cutting Excellence

 
WILEY & RUSSELL PLANT (NO. 1)
THE NEW MODERN GAGE PLANT ERECTED IN 1941 (NO. 2)

Warehouses in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles
In Canada, Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation of Canada, Ltd., Galt, Ont.

Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation

Executive Offices, Greenfield, Massachusetts.

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This 1942 patriotic advertisement from the Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, boasts of the Greenfield Tap & Die Corporation's (GTD) pledge to America to supply it with the tools it "so badly needs in its great war effort." At the height of World War II (WWII), almost four thousand people were employed at GTD, the largest maker of gages, taps, and dies in the world, in a War Department-financed million dollar state-of-the-art plant in Greenfield, Massachusetts. Three shifts worked around the clock, seven days a week, producing these measuring devices that insured an accurate fit for all parts produced anywhere in the country. The small town of Greenfield had a surprisingly large concentration of industries vital to the war effort, and was important enough to be protected by an anti-aircraft battery, able to shoot down German bombers.

 

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"America's Entire Strength Is Now Concentrated on Our War Effort" ad for GTD from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Recorder-Gazette
date   Feb 23, 1942
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   11.5"
width   9.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L06.013


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See Also...

"GTD Makes John Grant's Invention Known Around World" article from Greenfield Recorder-Gazette newspaper

Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation Limit snap gage with bullet

E-flag of Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation for exemplary performance in WWII


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