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Page 139 text:
Sheet Metal Offers Challenge
Sheet Metal was o required shop for freshmen.
They learned the basics and were required to make a
box with given dimensions, o Pittsburgh lock box, a
dust pan, and a tool box.
Maioring students chose between their own proiects
or proiects requested by other teachers around the
school. Proiects ranged from chassis for electronics to
This shop also served as the quality testing group
for the combined shop come-a-long proiect worked on
by Machine, Foundry, and Pattern Shops.
ABOVE: Kirkland Cooper U2l drills hole in a piece of metal. BOT-
TOM LEFT: Rodney Drake fl2j works on a three wheel bike for a
paraplegic. MIDDLE LEFT: Mark Farley fl2l completes some
finishing touches on a tool box. TOP LEFT: Mark Farley does
rough planning for his next sheet metal proiect.
Page 141 text:
Electricians Revive Bowling
Game. Learn Appliance Basics
This year the Benson Electric Department had an interesting
project to work on. It was a bowling machine, donated by John
R. Welch Music Company. The electric majors completely
repaired the machine by using parts from another machine
which was beyond repair. All the bowling pins were polished,
the side rails were re-stained, and the bottom was repainted.
After Tech Show the Electric Department will put the machine up
for bids andthe money will go into the shop fund.
The other projects the Electric Department majors work on
include rewinding A.C. and D.C. motors. They also work on solid
state constructed projects such as battery chargers, light
dimmers, and the Benson Electric Car.
Freshmen enrolled in Electric work on such projects as crystal
radios, electric motors, and small appliances they bring from
ABOVE: Mr. Frank Taylor, Electric Shop teacher, discusses electric
theory with advanced students. MIDDLE BOTTOM: Using an ohm
meter, Mark Stubblefield U21 checks relays on the bowling
machine. BOTTOM LEFT: Rolling a couple of balls was a favorite
pastime of students between class periods. After Tech Show the
bowling machine was sold to John Kaady U21 for Sl00.00. TOP
LEFT: Rudy Daniels fl2l works on a three and four switch. TOP
MIDDLE: Gregory Buliavac Q92 winds wire on a paper tube for a
magneiizer. TOP RIGHT: Nick Johnson jl2l works on a solid state
project. MIDDLE: Stuart Peterson Q95 works on an electric motor.
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