Sheila Gold operating a comparator at Chevrolet factory
View of Sheila Gold operating a comparator at the Chevrolet plant. Label on back: "Far from home, but none the less a worker for the victory her nation and America are jointly pledged to win, this English girl at work in a Chevrolet aircraft engine plant knows better than most of her fellow employes the meaning of the word 'blitz.' Mrs. Sheila Gold, whose husband, a captain in the British Eighth Army, has been in the Middle East for the past three years, brought her two small daughters to America at the start of the 'Battle of London.' Securing a position as a model at first, she soon obtained a war production job with Chevrolet, and today is helping the nation's major producer of car and trucks supply aircraft engines in volume. Mrs. Gold here operates a comparator, magnifying valve surfaces to check the angle of the valve face. Precision limits of aircraft manufacture necessitate close checking such as this at oft-repeated stages in production." Handwritten on back: "Women workers."
- Resource ID:
- Women aircraft industry employees
- General Motors Corporation. Chevrolet Motor Division
- Automotive Council for War Production--Archives
- Photographic prints
- 1 photographic print ; 8 x 10 in.
- National Automotive History Collection
- MS84/Automotive Council for War Production, Women workers, 90:5
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