LIGHT METALS: New Day A-dawning

The age of light metals is still far off. But last week there were new and gleaming heralds of its approach.

The Aluminum Co. of America announced that it has commissioned Manhattan's George G. Sharp & Co. to design a 7,780-ton, all-aluminum vessel; Manhattan's Gibbs & Cox, Inc., who designed the Liberty ships, will draw plans for a 10,280 tonner. Alcoa will build the one it likes, use it to haul bauxite from its mines in Moengo and Paranam, Dutch Guiana, to the U.S. for processing. But the primary purpose is to open...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!