A worker operating Swiss jig borer at the Visioneering factory - Sarasota, Florida

A worker operating Swiss jig borer at the Visioneering factory - Sarasota, Florida


Image Number

  • C029628

Year

  • 1959

Date Note

  • Photographed in March 1959.

Series Title

General Note

  • The machining of a rare metal, beryllium, at the Visioneering Company requires equipment and skill that guarantee accuracy to within 1/25,000,000 of an inch. The company makes component parts that have become a vital link in the missile, rocket, and atomic energy program of the United States and is one of the handful of such firms in the world. Beryllium is one of the lighter metals with almost the strength of steel. It will not rust. Experts have estimated that using beryllium in the last stage of the three-stage moon rocket will save 200,000 pounds of fuel.

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Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

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Subject Corporate

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: 036599.

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A worker operating Swiss jig borer at the Visioneering factory - Sarasota, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

Stokes, Jim. A worker operating Swiss jig borer at the Visioneering factory - Sarasota, Florida. 1959. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/76152>, accessed 25 May 2019.

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Stokes, Jim. A worker operating Swiss jig borer at the Visioneering factory - Sarasota, Florida. 1959. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 25 May. 2019.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/76152>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Stokes)