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Factory painting technique?

Postby EZ » Fri Apr 16, 2004 10:08 am

Can anyone tell me the process that may have been used by IH regarding the painting of tractors?

Did they first assemble the tractor complete, then prime and paint?

I imagine they must have at least had the tin off to get good coverage under the hood, but really don't know for sure.
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Postby johnbron » Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:22 pm

Somebody posted a picture once of Cubs on the assembly line in the paint stage. I think it was George W. or Jim Becker?.
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Postby Bigdog » Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:45 pm

The Wisconsin Historical Society web site ( http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/ihc/ ) has lots of IH / McCormick factory photos. Mike Schmudlach & Guy Fay post a lot of them on the ATIS e-mail lists.

Check the link to see a cub getting a coat of paint.

http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=24297
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Postby EZ » Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:27 pm

Well, that pretty much answers my question. Very interesting, but what is going on under the tractor? Looks like water or something spraying downward into a large vat. Perhaps to keep humidity up and dust down? I noticed right away the guy was not wearing a mask, maybe in that type of controlled booth, you didn't really require one, but that's hard to believe.

Thanks for insight guys.
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Postby Ron L » Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:30 pm

EZ wrote: I noticed right away the guy was not wearing a mask, maybe in that type of controlled booth, you didn't really require one, but that's hard to believe.


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Postby parts man » Sun Apr 18, 2004 6:10 pm

THat p[icture is also used in Guy Fay's Originality guide. In his book he emntions that he thought it might be a staged picture for advertising because the workman was not wearing a mask.

BTW it is water spraying to keep dust down.
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