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Production Finished wheel well

Paper replaces steel as material for trailer wheel wells at the Western Trailer Company's plant in Los Angeles.

Here, a worker shows a finished wheel well ready for installation. It is made of successive layers of paper impregnated with a hardening solution. The finished wells are covered with an asphaltic preservative paint.

April 1942

Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection;  Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

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