1943 Group of Manuscript & Printed Notes, Drawings & Training Materials for a Woman Worker in the Drafting Department at the U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey
(Americana - WWII - New Jersey - Picatinny Arsenal - Womans Studies)

Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey: Not Published, 1943. F Group of materials include: a group of looseleaf (35) pages of drawings, definitions, instructions on metal handling, hardening, machining and how to depict them in drafting; neatly & legibly handwritten in blue or black ink, with addition in pencil and titled "Drafting - Picatinny Arsenal W. Wieliech" On lined looseleaf paper, 8 1/2" x 11" size. Drawings: circa 25 pages, of varying sizes, from 6" x 8" to 21" x 24" approx., accomplished on plain white paper or drawing & tracing tissue, of various details of machined equipment and often with details as to drilling, tapping & countersinking methods. The larger sheets with several drawings, traced-over examples. The notes identify some of the drawings as related to support projectile tool steel hardening, with Rockwell hardness scale measurements; occasionally there are pencil calculations. (with) A Frankford Arsenal Plain Gages Plug, Ring & Snap chart, 12" x 19 3/4" size. Condition: manuscript notes with light wear, very good; many of the tissue drawings faint and are legible, as are their notes; very good condition overall. W(ilhelmine) Wielich (1918 - 2009) was one of the many thousands of women who trained and worked in the armament industry in WWII New Jersey. Please see The Learning Resource Center at the County College of Morris for their detailed project, "Rosie the Riveter Morris County Women During World War II" for further information. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 24526)


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