National Geographic : 1942 Mar
"TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE, TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE" Reykjavik off the port bow! TONIGHT, somewhere at sea, a man stands on the bridge of a freighter with the life line of a nation in his hands. He is straining his eyes for sight of one of those islands which are our country's first line of defense. To these islands must he transported huge quantities of munitions and food. And the only answer is ships, ships, and more ships. How is America meeting this tremendous respon sibility? You'll get a fair idea at such great factories as the Westinghouse plant where the machinery to drive many of those supply ships is being built, or at the huge Westinghouse-operated Maritime Commission plant which is now being erected alongside it. The "know how" that works 24 hours a day There, in these factories, is a dramatic example of how Westinghouse "know how" is doing a job for National Defense. What is this "know how"? It is the ability to get things done in the best possible way-learned in building products for the general welfare and now used in building materials for the common defense. The same skill and ingenuity that are building those turbines for the merchant fleet, not long ago built more efficient electric refrigerators and wash ing machines. At 17 Westinghouse Divisions, and in the plants of more than 300 sub-contractors, our energies are almost exclusively concentrated on the creation of $400,000,000 worth of defense materials. It's our way of speeding the day when our "know how" will be serving you again- in the home, the farm, and the factory. Westinghouse For the Armor-piercing shot Bomb fuses Seadrome lighting equipment for planes Common Defense Navy ship turbines and gears Lighting equipment Naval Ordnance Airplane generators For the General Welfare Street Lighting Electric Irons Generators Motors and Controls Electric Refrigerators Stokers These lists mention only some of the many thousands of lWestinhouse products. Westinghouse Electric &Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. opr. 1942, Westinghouse Electrie & Manufacturing Co. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."