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    Dennis Mudge

    I recently learned of the passing of this fine man, who many of you knew as Manager of Manufacturing Engineering, or whatever equivilent title we may have been using at that time. After he left W/S...
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    Saddle Turret Lathe index and lock

    I believe you are are describing a normally functioning arrangement on that machine. The lockbolt will enter the lockbolt bushing through the lockbolt sleeve to establish the turret location, then...
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    Before Direct Deposit

    Before there was such a thing as direct deposit of our paychecks, there was Al Wood. He was that great guy we called "the paymaster" and we certainly looked forward to his regular visits, as many of...
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    An Office Prank!

    Once, in Sales Engineering, we tied a long piece of large diameter string to the bottom of a secretary's metal office chair when she was in the ladies room. When she came back and was not looking,...
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    I want to testify to some special strengths that...

    I want to testify to some special strengths that George Herman had, and used so well. First, his diplomatic and proper handling of customers with unusally tough problems of a service nature. He got...
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    He, Webber! Are you inferring that Bill Gent...

    He, Webber! Are you inferring that Bill Gent would not know the meaning of the word "copious" or were you casting aspersions on all the W/S alumni? You would wrong in both cases, as it is a known...
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    Yeah - you are right again. See how you can pull...

    Yeah - you are right again. See how you can pull those names out of your copious memory! Bill was a great guy also, and another manager who was so helpful to us in our training.

    Jack
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    You are so right about Steve - great guy and so...

    You are so right about Steve - great guy and so helpful to all. BTW, what was the name of his predecessor, who managed that dept. for so many years, prior to Steve getting the job?
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    The recent post by Jerry Leskovec about "the bed...

    The recent post by Jerry Leskovec about "the bed planer through the wall" reminded me of something else, bigger and potentially much more dangerous that went through the wall at W/S main plant.

    I...
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    Being a "generation behind" Bill Franz, I was one...

    Being a "generation behind" Bill Franz, I was one of many who greatly appreciated hearing from Bill about how he handled large and very demanding customers such as Cummins and Allison. We always...
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    Jerry Leskovec's tale about cookng lunch on the...

    Jerry Leskovec's tale about cookng lunch on the machines, reminds me of the brief "terrors" some apprentices were subjected to while "doing their time" in the heat treat department. As you would...
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    John: Thanks for that very interesting and...

    John:

    Thanks for that very interesting and well written account of that unusual 2SCL application. I was never fortunate enough to see that macine, but do recall hearing about it.

    Jack
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    Hi! If I recall correctly from my brief study of...

    Hi! If I recall correctly from my brief study of the German language, Laufmacher can be translated to "laugh maker" - it that correct?
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    I am willing to be that, collecticely, the alums...

    I am willing to be that, collecticely, the alums could generate enough interest in having a Warner & Swasey Museum there in Cleveland. It might have to be an adjunct to some other institution that...
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    How about Charlie Ufford, Head of Personnel and...

    How about Charlie Ufford, Head of Personnel and Bob Jameson, under him? Recall Al Wood, Paymaster who actually went around handed out pay checks in all the office departments? (no direct deposits...
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    Okay, I give up. I can recall most of the fine...

    Okay, I give up. I can recall most of the fine men whose names you listed, but I have absolutely no clue as to the meaning of The Railroad and The Queen Mary.

    Please nourish my brain cells.
  17. When we first joined W/S, and for an unremembered...

    When we first joined W/S, and for an unremembered number of years afer that, the turret lathe department was seen through a large plate glass window at the east end of the main lobby on Carnegie...
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    Wow, sorry that I overlooked Fellows Gear - that...

    Wow, sorry that I overlooked Fellows Gear - that was certainly not intentional. I had to call on all of those machine tool builders, and selling a W/S machine to any of them was just not possible,...
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    As a cub salesman headed for assignment in New...

    As a cub salesman headed for assignment in New England, I was given extra training in how to fight against Jones and Lamson on the sales front. Their Springfield Vermont plant was in what is known as...
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    Believe it or not, these machines were built...

    Believe it or not, these machines were built with, or without, spindle speed and direction of rotation controls on a box at the end of the ram slide, in addtion to on the headstock. How was yours...
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    Was thinking how great it would be if anyone...

    Was thinking how great it would be if anyone could find and share pictures of the various machine assembly floors down at 55th and Carnegie. For example, saddle and ram machine assembly areas, ac...
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    I suggest that you Google to Perillo Auction...

    I suggest that you Google to Perillo Auction where you will find photos of that old machine and perhaps they will be able to get you a copy of the manual.

    Jack Ubersax
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    John: I suggest that you refer to paragraphs 6...

    John:

    I suggest that you refer to paragraphs 6 and 7 of my post dated 2/14/07 for the major reasons W/S chose slant bed as opposed to vertical bed configuration.

    I thank Jerry Romoto for his...
  24. Some of larger saddle type machines were...

    Some of larger saddle type machines were available with an optional cross sliding hex turret (CSHT) arrangements. With this, the hex turret sat upon a large plate, scraped to the saddle resting upon...
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    W/S was known for the high caliber of its field...

    W/S was known for the high caliber of its field service force. Almost all of these men came out of the Regular Apprentice program. Here in New England when I arrived was Charlie Davis, later...
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