Re: Camel metal panels

Bill Shatzer (
Tue, 1 Aug 1995 23:24:32 -0400

> Hi All,
> One thing still pick at me, though: why were these aluminum areas being
>worked by hand (using a hammer- thus the burnishing marks to cover it up)?
>Seems kinda low-tech. But, it was WWI, I guess... maybe I'm just being

It *was* kinda 'low-tech'. But remember, this was how they were
making automobile bodies during this era as well - sheets of metal
being hammered over a wooden male mold. The hydraulic press that
could stamp out metal parts by the hundreds didn't come into general
use until the 30's.


Bill Shatzer - -