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Taking a Look Back at the Studebaker Assembly Line

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tekochip
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Re: The Workers
tekochip   12/18/2014 6:41:11 PM
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Well I had to give the data a quick look.

OSHA data has 11 cases per 100 workers in 1973 and 3.4 in 2012.  16000 total deaths in 1951 and 5488 in 2007.

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William K.   12/18/2014 5:07:24 PM
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My guess is that the workers were a fair bot smarter and simply did not need all of those safety things because they were aware of potential dangers and knew enough to avoid them. UNLIKE many current workers who seem to be a whole different species.

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Re: Avanti
fredsay   12/18/2014 2:52:15 PM
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I remember being in my friend's Corvette and racing an Avanti. Once we took off, all we saw were taillights. If my memory serves me, I believe that Avanti was supercharged (But that was a long time ago, before drugs and alcohol abuse took their toll).

Thanks for the memories.

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Avanti
naperlou   12/17/2014 5:31:36 PM
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Chuck, one of my friends in the IEEE is an Avanti guy.  He is in his 80s and I think his Avanti is originally his.  There is even a club that he is involved in.  They are cool cars.

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Re: The Workers
naperlou   12/17/2014 5:29:38 PM
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tekochip, that struck me as well.  OSHA was formed in 1971. 

cookiejar
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Wrong date and location
cookiejar   12/17/2014 10:46:27 AM
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The South Bend plant ceased production on December 20, 1963 and the last Studebaker automobile rolled off the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, assembly line on March 16, 1966. (Wikipedia)

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The Workers
tekochip   12/17/2014 9:17:45 AM
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Also of interest in the photos is the workers.  No safety glasses, no safety shoes. and wearing T-shirts.  The whole environment looks rather relaxed rather than the fast-paced assembly lines of today.

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Nice look at history
Elizabeth M   12/17/2014 8:19:34 AM
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This is a nice look at the history of car making, Chuck. It's easy to forget how integral humans have been to the process with all the automation we see these days. But here's photographic proof. This isn't just true for the auto industry, but for many others.

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