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Miss Bussell and Miss Cumberland try aiming the gun. These big weapons use vast amounts of shells, firing them 40,000 feet into the air; each automatically timed to burst by an intricate fuse. More shells of all types are being used now than ever before. And 3,400 women workers are needed to fill the gaps at Scarboro and the D.I.L. plant at Ajax to keep the shells coming. Open in full size

Miss Bussell and Miss Cumberland try aiming the gun. These big weapons use vast amounts of shells, firing them 40,000 feet into the air; each automatically timed to burst by an intricate fuse. More shells of all types are being used now than ever before. And 3,400 women workers are needed to fill the gaps at Scarboro and the D.I.L. plant at Ajax to keep the shells coming.

Picture, Date Unknown, English

Miss Bussell and Miss Cumberland try aiming the gun. These big weapons use vast amounts of shells, firing them 40,000 feet into the air; each automatically timed to burst by an intricate fuse. More shells of all types are being used now than ever before. And 3,400 women workers are needed to fill the gaps at Scarboro and the D.I.L. plant at Ajax to keep the shells coming.

Picture, Date Unknown, 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_0018953f