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FACTORY STAFFED BY FISHER…

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FACTORY STAFFED BY FISHER GIRLS. Women have shown themselves cap- able of performine: excelieniiy ume of the most skilled engineering processes. One factory in Yorkshire is worked mostly by fisher girls from an J-t Coast town badly hit by the war, says I"Th Daily Mail." Those who have seen these women at. work, and par- ticularly those who supervise them, speak with enthusiasm of the success of every experimeHt. The: are aJ- readv being used in numbers that twelve montlis ago would have skeined im}>ossible. There have been notified to the Board of Titcle Statistical De- I, partmwu no fewtjr ::I8.n 109:°0 cases of women having replaced men In Var- ious parts of tli, country. and it 1-4 known that this numbers falls very short of the actual total. omen can release skilled men in many ways. Many cew mac hines can be brought into work, and women, taught to perform operations prev- iously d-one by men can work under one male supervisor. A Birrnirirham firm has taken men off capstan lathes and trained them for the delicate work of tool setting. Each of the men has been put in c harge of six machines operated by women, and in some cases a man has had eight or nine women under his supervision. Given the necessary machines, each skilled man's output has been multiplied by nearly ten times. HIGHLY SKILLED WORK In a corner ot a Lancashire worka fourteen automatic machines are operated by women, with one skilled man in charge. One somi-skille-d man meanwhile is being trained for similar work. and in time he will t.ake over the supervision of the fourtee-H machines from the skilled man and re- him for another batter^ of lathes. In a turbine segment building fifteen women, with two skilled fitters to supervise, are cutting off blades, bor- ing the distance pieces and blades, building up the turbine segments, and. brazing the who,e work which before the war was considered to be so highly skilled that a skilled fitter would re- ceive 3s. above his ordinary rate for doing it. There are many instances cf firms- having been able to moderate their demands for skilled men after having, at the in.-tanocs of the authorities, ex- perimented in the training of female labour. A report of the progress of dilution up to January 8 details some hundreds of processes upon which women had been put with complete success.

-00 THE CRANKIEST CRANK.

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