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Big 3.7-Inch anti-aircraft guns, built at Peterboro, are dependent on fuses from the General Engineering Co. plant at Scarboro. Here a 3.7 ack-ack gun is shown on display at the Geco plant, being inspected by five workers, Frances Russell, Audrey McNabb, Sydney Cumberland, Norma Clark and Betty Carroll. One of these guns can throw hundreds of heavy shells every hour. Open in full size

Big 3.7-Inch anti-aircraft guns, built at Peterboro, are dependent on fuses from the General Engineering Co. plant at Scarboro. Here a 3.7 ack-ack gun is shown on display at the Geco plant, being inspected by five workers, Frances Russell, Audrey McNabb, Sydney Cumberland, Norma Clark and Betty Carroll. One of these guns can throw hundreds of heavy shells every hour.

Picture, 1944, English

Big 3.7-Inch anti-aircraft guns, built at Peterboro, are dependent on fuses from the General Engineering Co. plant at Scarboro. Here a 3.7 ack-ack gun is shown on display at the Geco plant, being inspected by five workers, Frances Russell, Audrey McNabb, Sydney Cumberland, Norma Clark and Betty Carroll. One of these guns can throw hundreds of heavy shells every hour.

Picture, 1944, English

Notes

Published in Toronto Daily Star, 30 June 1944, page 13, with title "Geco Calls The Girls, 3,400 Needed To Fill Shells".
The 364 acre Geco complex extended South from Eglinton Avenue East to present-day Hymus Road, between Warden Avenue and Birchmount Road, and consisted of 172 buildings. (43.724781, -79.282701)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

War 1939 Munitions - Manufacture - Canada - Ontario

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0018945f