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Old 10-26-2019, 04:20 AM
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I had heard rumors of Singer making 1911 handguns during WWII. This is a very interesting article! https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...y5z8roHzPV27l0
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:54 AM
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I didn't know this but a lot of businesses changed their primary production to other things to assist the war effort. I live in an area where the auto industry changed everything. We manufactured the tanks at the tank plant just down the road from where I lived.
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Being married to a gun enthusiast, I knew this about Singer, tho' I'm not really sure that a B-29 bomber used a "computer" to control the gunfire. Anybody know?

I do know that my Mom worked for the Remington company after they converted over to make rifles instead of typewriters. She always said her job was to "make sure the hole in the rifle barrel went all the way through". LOL
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Not surprised at that because lots of different things was used to make whatever the Military needed. Lots of plants retooled machines to help out.
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Very Interesting info!
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That is too cool. Lots of U.S. companies were contracted during the war years to make things they normally didn't make.
Several auto manufacturers made tanks for example.
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I was employed by Singer in Wayne, NJ in the 1980ís. The division where I worked was strictly military electronics. It was a delightful place to work. It was later sold to Plessey Electronics and then to BAE which it still is today.

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The Singer 1911 is the one my husband has had on his Santa Claus wish list for years.
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Bundle of thanks for sharing this detailed article. After reading your article I decided to work on same thing and I wrote about Culper precision.
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Originally Posted by Quilter 53 View Post
Being married to a gun enthusiast, I knew this about Singer, tho' I'm not really sure that a B-29 bomber used a "computer" to control the gunfire. Anybody know?

I do know that my Mom worked for the Remington company after they converted over to make rifles instead of typewriters. She always said her job was to "make sure the hole in the rifle barrel went all the way through". LOL
I believe the computer aspect had to do with getting the timing of a machine gun to coordinate with the spinning of a propeller so they wouldn't shoot it off with their own gunfire.
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