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"Hangar Queen"
THE WOUNDED PLANE
  THAT Flies AGAIN

The Germans and the Japs do bring down some Ameri-
can planes- but they'd better be sure they fall in
enemy territory. Otherwise, many of them have a way
of coming up again, to do battle once more.

The damaged planes- called "hangar-queens" - are
kept intact, till their undamaged parts are needed to
repair another plane.

What makes possible this free interchanged of parts
is that miracle of modern manufacture, which we're
prone to take for granted- STANDARDIZATION.

The striking story of the hangar-queen, made possible
by standardization, only highlights its benefits to the
world in a time of peace. For not until the use of inter-
changeable parts made mass production possible did all
the people begin to share the comforts formerly available
only to the few. And the end in not yet.

Standard Threads - SAVE TIME - SAVE MONEY!

GUN TAP
Here are three different types of Tap, all of the same
Selecting
*
size. One of these will best suite your requirements.
THE RIGHT TAP
CUT THREAD
You'll save money on your work if you first de-
FOR THE JOB
TAP
termine which of these types you should use, and
GREENFIELD
*
thereafter specify this type for that job. This is
TAP AND DIE
GROUND THREAD
"Standardization" in practice.
CORPORATION
TAP
GREENFIELD TAP AND DIE CORPORATION GREENFIELD MASSACHUSETTS
March 15. 1944
Aero Digest
117

 

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: 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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