This 1942 black and white vintage advertisement for P.R. Mallory welding equipment has an artist depiction of men operating an anti-aircraft gun with the headline, “Bring 'Em Down…or Bust!”
Year Published: 1942
Approximate overall size – inches: 10.5 x 13.5
Artist: Edward C. Smith
“Our ‘Sky-Prodders’, the new U.S. anti-aircraft guns, are manned by grim crews ready to follow that shell-hard maxim to the letter.
Behind them, in factories sprung like dragon’s teeth from American acres, are men manning machines to ‘Keep ‘Em Shelling!’ These almost with every clock-tick. A new seam welding machine, for instance, with a two-man crew, can weld circular steel discs to the bases of 400 shells, 75mm. or 3 inch, every hour. With one man, this machine can do the welding on 300 shells hourly!”
This is a 77 yr. old original vintage ad removed from a 1942 publication and is not a reproduction of any kind.
This ad would make be a nice addition for historical paper collections and excellent for framing and creative decorating.