100+ Years ago

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100+ Years ago

Post by Downwindtracker2 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 pm

It gives me pause when I think about how many shells were expended on those bombardments . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgHwYkZ91s
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by pete » Sat May 11, 2019 5:46 pm

I'm just watching it now and thanks for the link. Who knows, one of my grandfathers was shipped over and fought in France during that war and may well of been close to one of those shells being fired. A bit earlier since it was built in 1889 but this was the breech closing mechanism for a bit larger naval gun, this really is an exceptional example of high precision manual machining that was possible 130 yrs ago.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN1tOVzFrWY

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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sat May 11, 2019 7:18 pm

Allies reported expending 1,000,000 shells per month on the western front.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by NP317 » Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 am

Really tragic, on a human scale.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by spro » Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 am

I watched the first video till near the end. It became that 7 1/2 minutes + 7 1/2 minutes +++ was a long time for each projectile and they were working fast pace. Chips and fluid going everywhere and these men were in the middle of it. Its astounding to think the expenditure of time, resources and people to build this one section of full out War to end all wars.

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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by RSG » Tue May 14, 2019 6:58 am

Wow! What a lot of work for something that will explode! Who knew there would be so many operations required in producing a projectile. Interestingly they were made in Dundas which is about an hour and a half from my place. I never knew that.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by Mr Ron » Tue May 14, 2019 11:42 am

Amazing video! Imagine if a workman made a mistake after so much work had been done. The projectiles had to be spot-on. Any deviation from spec could mean the gun might not fire rendering it useless in the field.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by mcostello » Tue May 14, 2019 8:55 pm

I have seen a reprint of an article for a "shell lathe." It was making about 8" shells. From the time the company got the order for some lathes, to when the first one was making shells was a week. Making the patterns and all. It had only 1 speed and 1 feed. Real possibility it was a plain bearing lathe. WW1 era.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by Downwindtracker2 » Sat May 18, 2019 8:00 pm

This was in Canada, there are men doing the work. In France, the men were at the front, a lot of them buried there. Women were doing these jobs.
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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by spro » Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 pm

It all made sense in a way. Women are very careful and know about intricate things as weaving crocheting and many other things. Given the right machine, .. Women are commanding ships and serious aircraft. Back during the Wars when thousands of fighting men were slain, They either volunteered or were compelled into service. To my knowledge, they did splendid and more.
Can you imagine that you've already lost your husband and near anyone in a blast. I can see a young woman working in a plant to build munitions. I can almost feel the rage and attention to detail. This one shell out of hundreds Will take it back to those who did destroy my family.

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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by spro » Mon May 20, 2019 10:44 pm

Further in munitions; Nobody was compelled or forced to do the more dangerous parts. Unlike certain entities, it wasn't slave labor or political prisoners.

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Re: 100+ Years ago

Post by Downwindtracker2 » Tue May 21, 2019 6:19 pm

After the war, women got the vote. Many credit their war work.
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