National Geographic : 1955 Apr
© National Geographic Society + Lake Freighter Loads Coal in Toledo Six huge loading machines rise beside Maumee Bay's south shore; each can empty a 100-ton coal car in one minute. They raise cars above ships' holds, turn them nearly upside down, and dump the coal. This vessel's loaded stern causes her empty bow to rise. The tug America heads in from Lake Erie. 473 Kodachromes by National Geographic Photographer B. Anthony Stewart + A Blind Man Inspects Precision Parts Twenty-five sightless workers prove adept testers at the Timken Roller Bearing Company in Canton. Jess Grund checks the outside diameter of a bearing cup to within one 25-millionth of an inch on this electronic gauge. In case of fire, fellow employees can quickly spot his red cap and lead him to safety.