An OSHA inspector's dream come true. He could write up safety issues for the rest of his life !
I was a machinist for many years and to me that is a boogery looking place.
Looks perfectly safe to me. Just don't put your fingers anywhere you shouldn't!
Notice they all seem to have their sleeves rolled up with no loose ends hanging down. I wonder what the noise level was in there.
Uh Huh just don't be standing too close if the "Staples" that hold the drive belts together let go. Been there done that, no t-shirt, no fun!
I worked in a Chrysler Transmission Plant in Kokomo, In. in 1960. No ear or eye protection. The last day I worked there, I run a deburring table with an air powered drill looking machine. I drove home and my ears were still ringing when I got home. A half hour later.
I spent most of my life in a machine shop.
When eye protection was forced upon us in the 70's we fought it tooth and nail.
Now sometimes I spend 15 minutes looking for glasses to run my lathe.
It just doesn't feel right without 'em.
Kinda sounds like the adjustment needed to imbed the use of seat belts. (NO, I don't want to get into a discussion of seat belts in our T's.) In the 60's it was just a pain in the a**. Now we pretty much don't move until everyone is buckled up.
Yeah, when I drive an old car with no seat belts I feel like a naughty little kid!
But any car that has them I put it on.
I tried to identify what milling operation might be taking place. The round thing lower left could be a transmission drum but is likely part of the machinery. While not a clear photo it certainly captured the feel of the work going on.
P. S. I poked my eye with the safety goggles again the other day. Go figure.
Looks like horizonal milling machines to me. Probably cutting keyways or grooves into something.
Great pic of all the flying and whirling leather belts along with everything else that's moving!
Wonder how many of those guys got their shop aprons or hands,fingers caught up in some of that!
I wish i had not given away the 11" Clipper belt laceing machine i got when i left the closed Chevy plant.I still have the anvil! Bud.
It also would be interesting to know if this was before GM took over in 1908.
GM actually did not take over Buick. Buick was controlled by Willy Durant and Durant built GM around Buick.