What is that man at the lathe wearing?!

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jt
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I think it's a wool overcoat. If you lived in england, where there's hardly any central heating, it would seem like a good idea too.
Similarly one can see some truly amazing gear worn in the old south bend booklets, like the 'how to run a lathe' and whatnot.
I suspect the shops were downright cold because all of the photo subjects are wearing hats, aprons, ties, etc. Some really really funky hats.
Jim
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jim rozen
A wool jacket and cotten shirt. Standard lathe operation attire, no?
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fadeaway
Looks like a good, old fashioned, sports jacket. He's probably wearing a tie to tangle in that Myford's chuck too! BTW, we refer to old blighty as England (note the capitalisation, thanks ;-) I guess central heating was rare most places 50 years ago, but we're tough and can withstand the occasional bone-chilling 25F temperatures we get here in England.
Martin (most definately tongue-in-cheek).
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Martin Whybrow
After careful study of the picture I conclude that the gent is posing while reading the paper. Check out the pan! The minute preceding the shot contained the line " Just take the bloody picture, I'm late already." lg no neat sig line
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larry g
LOL. I think my capitalization is, was, and always will be sorely lacking. I recall reading Arthur Hailey's book "Airport" where the female lead character had all the capital letter ground off her typewriter keys! I sometimes lapse into that.
Jim
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jim rozen
i have never worked in a place that does machining, but i was in the old sheet metal warehouses that was loaded with the machines at about 3 am in the winter when no one was there.. it was cold as hell and if i had to work there with no heat i guess i would have to be overloaded with some thick clothes also....
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jim

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