New Ideas and New Innovations, Elco Industries, Inc.

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Title

New Ideas and New Innovations, Elco Industries, Inc.

Description

Black and white photograph of Elco employees, William Starnes (middle) and Darwin Miller (right), examining a machine that Starnes suggested a modification for. According to a Rockford Register-Republic article from April 16, 1971, "Stearns,. . . a 14-year veteran with Elco, suggested use of a rotating fixture to hold carbide die inserts while eroding a hole in them by EDM." (Electrical Discharge Machining) The same article explains that Starnes' suggestion reduced Elco's risk of creating an oversized hole and, in turn, cut set-up time by 90%.

Date

March 1971

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2018.78.296

Original Format

Photograph or Negative

Physical Dimensions

4" x 5.5"

Citation

“New Ideas and New Innovations, Elco Industries, Inc.,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 12, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3181.

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