National Geographic : 1945 Jul
THE HUM OF THE ARC WU/6/ 6 The operating subsidiariesof Air Reduction Company, Inc., are: AIRREDUCTION SALESCOMPANY MAGNOLIA AIRCOGASPRODUCTS CO. Industrial Gases, Welding and Cutting Equipment NATIONAL CARBIDE CORPORATION Calcium Carbide PURECARBONIC, INCORPORATED Carbonic Gas and "Dry-Ice" THEOHIOCHEMICAL &MFG.CO. Medical Gases-Anesthesia Apparatus-Hospital Equipment WILSONWELDER & METALS CO.,INC. Arc Welding Equipment The ear-splitting, nerve-shattering staccato sounds that formerly accompanied construction will not be the theme song of post-war building. Instead, the quietly efficient electric arc will weld together the steel skeletons of new structures. And, in so doing, it will save time, space and steel. As a major manufacturer of welding and cutting equip ment, Air Reduction has pioneered many new uses for the electric arc and the oxyacetylene flame. These versatile modern "tools", together with Airco's many other diversified products, serve the needs of the nation in many ways... from hardening of metals to high altitude flying... from carbonation of beverages to the manufacture of synthetic rubber. AIO AIR REDUCTION 60 East 42nd Street, New York 17, N. Y.