Today’s lead image contains women hard at work at the Lincoln Motor Company assembly plant in 1917 pressure testing intake manifolds used on the Liberty V-12 aircraft engine. The two manifold sections visible on the left-hand side of the photo are upside down, and in use, a pair are assembled together and are positioned inside of the two banks of cylinders and fed by updraft carburetors.
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- Workers at the body drop station of the Pontiac assembly line in 1958 lowering the coachwork onto a chassis.
- A sea of leather drive belts power small turret lathes at the Cadillac plant in 1902. Note the hanging gas lamps above the right-hand walkway.
Workers on the front end assembly line for the 1948 to ’49 Packard Eight 22nd Series cars.