National Geographic : 1942 Apr
Metal Sinews of Strength 473 AP from Press Association, Inc. Antimony Once Beautified Egyptian Queens; Today It Hardens Shrapnel Piled high on a pier are blocks of shiny, silvery, brittle antimony shipped from China in wooden boxes. It will go into ammunition, type metal, and bearings for wheels of war (page 490). Feminine charmers in Egypt long have used antimony ore, called stibnite, as shadow for the eyes. Staff Photographer Willard R. Culver Making a Patch of Skin for the Body of a Bomber Workmen of the Aluminum Company of America are rolling Alclad sheet-strong alloy with a coat of pure aluminum to protect it from corrosion (page 468). After repeated rollings the thick, hot slab will become a thin sheet two feet wide and twenty feet long. Here ready tongs catch it and roll it again.