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High above the Nevada desert.
High above the Nevada desert.
Workmen lay reinforcing steel for the concrete floor of one of the 360-foot-long chlorination buildings at Basic Magnesium's huge plant near Las Vegas. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Jan.
Impressiveness.
Impressiveness.
A rigger and a welder at the new Basic Magnesium plant in the southern Nevada desert look out across the growing impressiveness of the plant they are helping to build. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Feb.
On the lookout.
On the lookout.
From many watch towers ever-vigilant guards protect Basic Magnesium's giant plant in the southern Nevada desert. A guard here looks out on part of the thousand-unit housing development. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Feb.
Welder doing his part.
Welder doing his part.
A helmeted welder is busily engaged in his part of the war effort at Basic Magnesium's huge plant in the southern Nevada desert. The plant is turning out great quantities of magnesium for aircraft and tracer bullet manufacturers. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Jan.
On guard.
On guard.
Two men of the plant protection force guard the stacks of vital magnesium produced at Basic Magnesium's giant plant in the southern Nevada desert. This lightest of all metals is used in the making of incendiary bombs, tracer bullets and aircraft parts. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Jan.
Handling Magnesium.
Handling Magnesium.
Enormous asbestos mittens must be worn by men handling the thousands of hot magnesium ingots produced daily at Basic Magnesium's giant plant in the southern Nevada desert. A number of units of this plant are now in production. Full operation is scheduled for the summer of 1943. Henle, Fritz, 1909- photographer. CREATED/PUBLISHED 1943 Jan.
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