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MS-152: Dayton-Wright Airplane Company Photographs


The photograph shows two production charts hanging on a wall at a Dayton-Wright Airplane Company factory. The first chart, marked as June, shows the month and days on the x-axis and production numbers ranging from 200 to 540 on the y-axis. The solid line shows the schedule and the days are represented by the circles. The broken line shows the actual production and the weeks are represented by the circles. Near the 200 and 300 levels of the y-axis the phrases, "metal parts shortage quit dragging your feet" and "Gained a little Lets Go!" are written. Near the 400 level mark of the y-axis two phrases are written, "Two poor days, Who's to blame?" and "Overcome the lag, All set?" The 540 mark is labeled, "Whoopee! Gained our objective Don't Rest." The second chart is for July and has the same layout as the June chart. This chart's production numbers range from 520 to 1000. Short phrases again are written at various points along the chart. Near the 600 mark the words "Slipped down some - Regain it." are written. The 700 and 800 marks are labeled, "Four weak days - Did you Fail?" and "Stampings and screw machine parts Boys, we must have them." And lastly near 1,000, "Plant 3 helped some, Let her out a notch" is written. The bottom portion of a clock is visible at the top of the photograph.

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Special Collections and Archives; Wright State University Libraries

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Digital Services Department; Wright State University Libraries

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8x10 Glass plate negative


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Epson Expression 10000 XL


ms152_096; Aircraft industry; Airplanes--Parts; Production planning; Production scheduling; Airplane factories; World War, 1914-1918