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Two female sheet metal workers fabricating engine cowlings for Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando cargo and transport planes at the International Harvester's Auburn Works. The factory was located at 5 Pulaski Street and was formerly known as the "Osborne Works." It was owned and operated by the D.M. Osborne Company until International Harvester purchased the company in 1903.


Image ID: 7442

Creation Date: 1944 

Creator Name: International Harvester Company

City: Auburn


State: New York

Collection Name: McCormick - International Harvester

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: McCormick Mss 7Z Album 96 pg.63

Original Dimensions: 10 x 8 inches


The C-46 Commando was a twin-engine cargo plane similar to, but much larger than the DC-3.


Airplane, Military

Clothing and dress




Indoor photography


Manufacturing industries

Metal industry

Military art and science


War work


Work clothes

World War, 1939-1945


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