Machinery's Handbook history question

I am pretty sure I remember that one particular edition of Machinery's
handbook had a part called "the war supplement" or something like that in
it.
Last weekend we were talking about deep hole drilling and I seem to
remember that, in that issue, IBM was the source for deep hole drilling
expertise, for field rifle barrels, etc. ----I think!!!
One guy said that he'd really like to get a copy of the edition, so I went
down stairs to find mine and could not.
I must have given it away. What a dumb thing to do. I only kept a couple
of later editions.
My questions:
1. Am I off my rocker?
2. If "no" to question 1, what edition was that "war supplement" in? I am
pretty sure it had to be the 11th, 12th or 13th. I need to know so I can
tell the guy accurately which one to shop for.
I have spent a fair amount of time searching for this info on the net.
You'd have thought it would be any easy search-------
Pete Stanaitis
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Pete S
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Drilled Barrels for .30 carbines
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Richard
Deep hole drilling, particularly barrel drilling was done many years before WW II and the basic technique didn't change much over the years so likely IBM was not an innovator in the craft. However, IBM did make a lot of WW II firearms, I believe that they were prominent among the M1/2 carbine makers. The Wiki mentions " Sperry and Norden bombsights, Browning Automatic Rifle and the M1 Carbine, and engine parts".
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John B.
Thanks for the input so far, guys. What I am really after, though, is the edition that contains the "war supplement", if there was one. I think Machinery's handbook didn't really get started as a complete book until about 1914, so I think the "war" I am referencing was WWII. It's not so much to discover who "innovated" deep hole drilling, but who was considered knowledgeable enough to write the chapter on it, since most people these days think of IBM as a computer/software company. I worked for 3M company for a long time, in the Microfilm Products division. We had a great appreciation for the Hollerith mechanisms that IBM developed for punching, reading, sorting and handling 80 column tab cards. We designed and built many machines to insert 35mm film chips, expose and develop the chips. copy the chips, magnify and print them to paper, etc. We had to modify the IBM machines to handle the tab cards that had the "film chip" inserted into them, so they'd read, punch, etc., without damaging the image (engineering drawings, mostly) on the chip.
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Pete S
Your most likely source is the Library of Congress:
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Do you just want to know who wrote it, or do you want to know the history of gundrilling? _American Machinist_ (which dates back to 1877) is your most likely source for that.
The current publisher (Penton) won't have a clue, but I do. I don't know for sure where the old copies are but I know two possible sources, one only going back to 1928 but the other going all the way back.
They're a bugger to track down. The Library of Congress may have a complete set.
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Ed Huntress

Thought you probably found this already but maybe not...
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They are still around, even have a 1914 replica to sell:
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You could always try sending them an email with your question:
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Might even get an answer :)
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Leon Fisk
I think it was between '43 and '45, Pete. (1943 seems to ring a bell) Googling now...Yes, wartime supplement in '43.
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Reply to
Larry Jaques
To: machining history buffs: Well, I was wrong and sorta right! The key to getting the info was to search "wartime data supplement" (adding the word "data" to my previous search). This wartime data supplement was added to the American Machinists' Handbook in the 1945 8th edition, not in Machinery's Handbook. There's about 154 additional pages of info there.
Pete Stanaitis ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Original request-----------------------------------------------
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Pete S
o getting the info was to search "wartime data supplement" (adding the word "data" to my previous search). This wartime data supplement was added to t he American Machinists' Handbook in the 1945 8th edition, not in Machinery' s Handbook. There's about 154 additional pages of info there. Pete Stanaiti s
But did you find a copy of that edition? Inquiring minds want to know...
There were a lot of books put out during the war that had machining kinks i n them, uses for machine tools that weren't meant to do the operation that they were modified to do, critical operations done on cobbled-together jigs . Kind of gave an idea of how desperate those days really were.
Stan
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stans4
American Machinists' Handbook vs. Machinery's Handbook?????????????
Reply to
geraldrmiller
I believe the 8th edition of the American Machinists' Handbook contained the Wartime Data Supplement.
The independent Wartime Data Supplement was published in 1944 by Fred H. Colvin and Frank A. Stanley - McGraw-Hill Book Co.
My copy is available on Amazon.
Ron

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massauto
I have 11th edition here, fourth printing, 1943; it hasn't any 'war supplement' chapter or section. There is a 'wartime address' listed for the Great Britain office of the publisher, however. Probably, 11th edition had later printings into which a supplement may have been bound. The US entered the war late 1942, the 1943 edition probably was written earlier.
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whit3rd
Right. The war supplement was written in 1944. You can read it here:
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Reply to
Ed Huntress
Late 1941, specifically December 7th.
By late 1942 we were pushing the Japanese back. I just finished reading this:
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There's no War Supplement in my 1941 Marks' Handbook. -jsw
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
My dad fought in that one (1st Div., 11th Marines), particularly the Battle of the Tenaru River (actually, it was the Ilu River). He had some horrific stories about it.
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Ed Huntress
Dad joined the USAAC in San Antonio, July 1941.
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We celebrated his 95th birthday with him Dec 22 this last year. He's still with us.
Pete Keillor
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Pete Keillor
Jungle warfare was no better for the Japanese:
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Jim Wilkins
If you haven't yet, read W.E.B. Griffin's series, The Corps. I learned a lot, even though it was fiction. Also extremely good is the Presidential Agent series. Outstanding books!
Reply to
Larry Jaques
My dad graduated with the class of '41G. I wonder if Pete Sr. and Lou Jr. ever met...
Congrats! Mine died of CHF at 86, one of the youngest in our long-lived family. Most have hung on until their late 90s. Mom just turned 90. It's great. (Papa, Dad's dad, was nearly arrested riding his trike down the I-5 freeway one day. He was 93 at the time and thought it would be quicker than going 3 or 4 blocks the busy side streets. He did, however, ride on the shoulder, not in a freeway lane, but the CHP officer escorted him home and gave his new wife a tongue lashing. We got a big kick out of that one.)
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Larry Jaques

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