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The Human Factor - Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at the Baker Library

Harvard Business School Baker Library Historical Collections

The Human Factor

Introducing the Industrial Life Photograph Collection at the Baker Library

Auto worker creates stripe guns

ca. 1936 • De Soto • Photographer unknownFrank Ryan, veteran worker in the De Soto body plant, has created all of the stripe guns used in painting stripes on Chrysler-made cars. He has developed at least 25 different types of engines,- including models that paint three different colored stripes at the same time.

Frank Ryan, veteran worker in the De Soto body plant, has created all of the stripe guns used in painting stripes on Chrysler-made cars. He has developed at least 25 different types of “guns,” including models that paint three different colored stripes at the same time.

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  • Auto worker creates stripe guns, ca. 1936
  • De Soto
  • Photographer unknown
  • Gelatin Silver Print, 8 × 10 inches
  • Automobile Industry Photograph Collection, Mss: 534 A939 1931-1944 (D-71-N)

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