The Fifty

An ancient (well 1/2 century old) machine, without which, we’d not have our modern flying marvels.

A huge 50,000 lbs forge press which turns this…

 

Into this….

Two great articles on The Fifty by Tim Heffernan
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/iron-giant/8886/

http://boingboing.net/2012/02/13/machines.html
(Second one goes a bit more behind the scenes of the first article)

 

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