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An advertisement placed by Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation (GTD) ran in Aero Digest magazine during WWII. GTD was the world's largest maker of taps, dies and gages. GTD produced measuring devices that insured an accurate fit for all parts produced anywhere in the country and allowed for mass production and standardization. One result was that the Air Force was able to use salvageable parts from old damaged planes called "Hangar Queens" to fix other planes. These kinds of efforts on the home front helped to win the war.

 

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"Hangar Queen" ad from Aero Digest for Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation

publisher   Aero Digest
creator   Greenfield Tap and Die Corporation
date   Mar 15, 1944
location   New York
height   11.0"
width   8.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Magazine
accession #   #L06.031


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

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

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