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ACCESSION NUMBER   976:0021:0352
CATEGORY   Manufacturing
TITLE   Noakes Welding and Machine Shop
DESCRIPTION   Interior view of the workshop at Noakes Welding and Machine Shop in Corpus Christi, Texas. Three men stand in the center of a machine shop. The first man, Adolph Noakes, Jr., wears a business suit and tie. The two other men, Cornejo Castro and Nelson E. Noakes, Jr., wear dirty work clothes. Nelson Noakes is a cousin of Adolph, Jr. The presence of a central line shaft in the rear indicates this shop was powered by a centralized engine. This shaft was often left running all day. Power tools were hooked up to belts, which were powered by a line shaft that ran along the ceiling. Lathes are on the left and right. Note the gears on the floor.
PERSONAL NAME   Castro, Cornejo. (aacr2)
Noakes, Adolph Gilbert, 1902-1979. (aacr2)
Noakes, Nelson E., Jr. (aacr2)
SUBJECT   Employees. (lctgm)
Interiors. (lctgm)
Machine shops. (lcsh)
Men. (lcsh)
Merchants. (lctgm)
Metalworkers. (lctgm)
United States--Texas--Corpus Christi. (lcsh)