National Geographic : 1942 May
"TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE, TO PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE" Bad medicine for big bombers ONE WAY to spoil a bomber's aim is to hang a curtain of steel over your ship and dare him to come down through it. To get that curtain of steel up there requires quick-firing, flexible guns. To the plant of the Westinghouse Electric Elevator Company the Navy, a few months ago, brought its plans for such a gun. And to Westinghouse was given the important job of building the mounts that would control the aiming of these batteries of quick firing guns. Today, over that Westinghouse plant, there floats the Navy's "E" pennant-for excellence-testimony to the manner in which this Westinghouse plant did the job. How was this plant able to get into growing production of these mounts so quickly? The answer lies in a Westinghouse characteristic called "know how"-the ability to get things done in the best possible way. This Westinghouse "know how" makes itself felt wherever Westinghouse craftsmen build things. Whether for the common defense or the general welfare, this "know how" is doing a job. The same skill and ingenuity that made so many splendid things for peacetime living are now being applied to many important war weapons. "Know how" will work for you again We look forward to the day when we can give your home, your farm, or your factory the full benefit of Westinghouse "know how" again. To speed that day means just one thing to us: to pro duce, in ever-increasing quantities, the tools with which to get the victory job done. Westinghouse For the Common Defense Sterilamps Bomb Fuses Tank Equipment Military Radio Equipment For th Air Conditioning Electric Refrigerators Electric Irons Plastic Plane Parts Seadrome Lighting Equipment Blackout Plant Lighting Equipment e General Welfare Switchboards Lamps Motors and Controls These liats mention only some of the many thousands of Wlestinghouse prrtxluts. Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, Pa. Copr. 1942, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co.