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||1941: CROSLEY PLANT IS BUILDING ARMY FIELD CABINETS|
||Wednesday January 16, 2013|
- 12:00 am
||Richmond, Indiana., CROSLEY CAR OWNERS CLUB (CCOC)|
||(National Road, Cambridge City, Indiana, January 16, 1941)Another Richmond factory to have a part In the national defense program will be the Crosley plant, where 110,500 field range cabinets are being made in connection with the plant's army field kitchen contract, according to Harold Ward of Cambridge City, who is employed there.|
The cabinets will be made in Richmond and the 12,000 gasoline fire units will be manufactured in the Crosley plant in Cincinnati.
The field range cabinets are chiefly of aluminum and duralumin. They are 21 inches square and 44 inches high.
Deliveries on this war department control for the quartermaster corps are scheduled to begin before Mar. 19 and must be completed by June 30, necessitating an average production
of about 3,000 units a month.
Recently, the government awarded to the Crosley Corporation a
special development order for radio equipment and a quantity of radio and other equipment for the signal corps and Coast Guard.