Automation has come a long way...

Looking at these old photos of the Atwater Kent radio factory in Philadelphia circa 1925 it really strikes me how far automation has come.

Queens of the Radio: 1925
The Enormous Radio Factory: 1925
Radio Room 1925
Making Capacitors
The Test Table

If you can, take the time to look at the full size version of these pictures and see the enormity this operation.

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Thanks for sharing those pix

Thanks for sharing those pix Tim. Amazing how unfathomable things were done less than 100 years ago!

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Radio Room 1925

If you were to look at a fractional horsepower electric motor manufacturer in the 50's and 60's it would not have looked much different with rows of females doing primarily hand-winding of the motors. Unfortunately, the motor industry has not had the benefit of paradigm shifting technology like the transistor -- yet.

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