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Substantial savings in time and money are being achieved by the General Electric Company's J-47 jet engine plant near here through the use of an industrial "Erector set" composed of interlocking blocks, clamps, bolts, bushings and other parts which can be assembled an almost infinite number of combinations similar to the fixture shown above. The Wharton system consists of approximately 450 basic pieces which are used to assemble dependable "temporary" tooling to almost any design with the set.

General Electric Company1953-05-08

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  • Title: Substantial savings in time and money are being achieved by the General Electric Company's J-47 jet engine plant near here through the use of an industrial "Erector set" composed of interlocking blocks, clamps, bolts, bushings and other parts which can be assembled an almost infinite number of combinations similar to the fixture shown above. The Wharton system consists of approximately 450 basic pieces which are used to assemble dependable "temporary" tooling to almost any design with the set.
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1953-05-08
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Engineers; Scientific equipment; Airplane engines; GE Aircraft Engines (Firm) (Firm);
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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