A worker inspecting finished beryllium parts at the Visioneering Company - Sarasota, Florida

A worker inspecting finished beryllium parts at the Visioneering Company - Sarasota, Florida

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/76150
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Title

  • A worker inspecting finished beryllium parts at the Visioneering Company - Sarasota, Florida

Image Number

  • C029624

Year

  • 1959

Date Note

  • Photographed in April, 1959.

Series Title

General Note

  • These rocket and missile component parts made at the Visioneering Company are meticulously made from the rare metal beryllium. This light-but-strong materials is able to withstand such tremendous heat variations that it is slated to be used in the Project Mercury space capsule that will orbit the first U.S. man around the earth. Critical dimensions of the parts shown here are held to within 1/25,000,000 of an inch.

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 036597.

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