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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0350
CATEGORY   Manufacturing
TITLE   McCarthy Welding and Machine Shop
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the McCarthy Welding and Machine Shop in Corpus Christi, Texas. Two men in dirty work clothes stand in a machine shop. The man on the right stands by a vertical drill press, and the man on the left stands by a threading machine. The line shafts indicate that this shop was powered by a gasoline engine. Power tools were hooked up to belts, which were powered by a line shaft that ran along the ceiling. On the right is a blacksmith's forge which is full of powdered coal. The machine in the foreground is a grinder. A portable electric welder is in the rear. Note the homemade fan at the upper right.
SUBJECT   Interiors. (lctgm)
Machine shops. (lcsh)
Men. (lcsh)
Metalworkers. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)