Munitions being manufactured in a German factory during World War I
Germany Date:1918, January Duration:4 min 51 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Munitions manufacture in Germany. Women move newly manufactured heavy munitions casings to a table where they are measured. Worker uses drill press to machine hole for fuse in nose of casing. A woman mounts the casing in a lathe using a chain hoist. She turns (machines ) the outer casing. A small amount of smoke rises from the heat generated at the tool bit. Cutting fluid is poured on the tool bit and casing as it is turning in the lathe. A woman brushes particles from a batch of casings as they are being machined. Men and women perform quality control checks on finished casings. Army representatives perform military acceptance checks on finished casings, using gauges.
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