Science: Technology & Men

Most publicized feature of General Motors' 1935 Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles are their "turret tops," which are exuberantly compared to the gun turrets of battleships. Immensely strong, sleek, graceful, they are shaped in a single mighty operation from single sheets of seamless steel. To whip them out the company's Fisher Body division has 18 giant new presses, largest of the kind ever built. Glowering edifices of gears, shafting, cable, motors and massive slides, the tallest of them tower 27 ft. above the floors, extend down another 12½ ft. into concrete pits. They deliver against...

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