Maintaining Ships and Dividends
by Edward P. Morse
page 18

 

Some of the Specialized Equipment available at the Morse Dry Dock & Repair Company

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Edward P. Morse: [page 18] “Maintaining Ships and Dividends” (management philosophy) — Some of the Specialized Equipment available at the Morse Dry Dock & Repair Company
Some of the Specialized Equipment available at the Morse Dry Dock & Repair Company
Edward P. Morse: Maintaining Ships and Dividends, page 18

Note by ICS, 30 September 2013
Re the “portable boring mill reboring stern tube in place“: Note the flat belt drive powering the portable
boring mill – the power source,  driving  this  flat  belt,  is  located  below  the temporary  staging  that the
workmen are standing on.  This being the 1920s, the power source probably was a portable steam engine.
The men are  wearing  clothing  with  long  loose  sleeves,  working in  close  proximity  to moving parts,
especially the  fast-moving  flat  belt,  that  today  would be  considered  (correctly)  to  be  an  extreme
hazard  not  to be  tolerated  in any workplace – but in the 1920s (and continuing into the 1940s and
even the 1960s) this sort of workplace hazard was taken for granted everywhere in North America.