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Worker Wednesday

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Once again– it’s Worker Wednesday! This light-hearted report from the June 16, 1944 issue of The Higgins Worker describes an embarassing shop floor incident and shows that the workers can handle anything that comes their way.

The article reads:
In the face of all sorts of nearly disastrous difficulties, production goes on at Higgins Engine Company! We offer the above photo as proof. When George Damore met with an accident on his job― namely, the ripping of his trousers in a most embarrassing place, George nonchalantly backed up to the receptacle containing rags, resurrected the remnants of a tattered old bedspread from it and draped it, sarong-style, about the exposed portions of his anatomy.

Having lost but a few seconds, he returned to his machine and continued with his job while Louis Pechon, alias “Louis the Tailor” sat nearby and mended his pants.

We don’t know exactly how George managed to get the trousers back on without losing a little productive time―but when we passed the Tool Crib a few minutes after this picture was snapped, there was George working at his machine, and he was most conventionally garbed again. Louis was busily checking tools, minus thimble, needle and thread. The ragged bedspread, so lately a prop in “cheesecake” photography, was once again reposing in the rag container―forlorn and forgotten!

Posted by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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