Draper Corporation - Hopedale, Massachusetts

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Aluminum extrusions. Most of these came from Alcoa.

    "Snap" Bradley working on parts for the fly shuttle looms.
    Fly shuttle looms were green. Shuttleless looms were gray.

    Checking hole size with plug gauge. A "go - no go gauge"
    it was called. The machine shown here appears to be
    one that would do several operations automatically.

An inspection room.

    This is a universal jig assembly. Various pieces of it could be put
    together to make a holding fixture for whatever was needed.

    Automatic screw machine. When one bar has been completely
    machined, the device rotates and the next bar goes in.

    Some gear blanks can be seen here
    waiting to have the cogs machined.

    Quality control and inspection gear lab. Worker on left is
    checking outside diameter. Machines outside this area were
    used to cut the teeth. Then some would be brought into the
    lab to make sure they were right.