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  1. 🙂 We probably still have over 200 active presses that have placards very similar to that one (although, we have painted in the last 40 years so we have probably removed that particular plaque). We have probably pulled out and retired about 300 1940’s era presses in the last 5 years. It’s been a good run of 70+ years for most of them. Some of them needed to be put out to pasture but quite a few of them are just as capable as any modern technology at doing what they do. They aren’t pretty, they are a nightmare for anyone promoting 5s, they don’t fit into anybodies definition of a work cell, and forget about standardization because casted parts were built for a craftsman to work together. But if you get them set up right, they will run forever.

    Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

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