View Full Version : Shop Envy

10-26-2011, 09:47 AM
A video made up of footage shot at the Martin Guitar Facilities in 1939. Looks to be a very nice place to work.


Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-26-2011, 09:52 AM
The good ol days. Now it has all the charm of a hospital.

10-26-2011, 10:03 AM
Gotta be fake,. Those workers look happy, and seem to be taking pride in their work.:rolleyes:

10-26-2011, 10:08 AM
Notice all the work stations setup in front of the windows to use the source of natural light. Cool video.

Pete Howlett
10-26-2011, 10:12 AM
A CROWN GUARD ON A TABLE SAW! I don't believe it:eek: Also the teradactyl vice - the precursor of the parrot vice :)

10-26-2011, 10:49 AM
1939 Eh!....the year I was born...the start of 5 years of WW2 (well for us in the UK it was ;))

10-26-2011, 02:36 PM
Thank you Allen for the video! Was he sawing the fret slots by hand? Also, women only doing the clerical work... :( My how things have changed! ;)

10-26-2011, 05:08 PM
They played this short at the Guitarmaker Symposium this past June. I blocked it all out until just now...I'm now having flashbacks of Dick Boak playing the autoharp!! Yeh, thanks!:eek:

I went to the Magic Fluke Company's open house a few weeks ago and their set up reminded me of this...of coarse it was plastic everywhere and no rosewood to be found...

10-26-2011, 07:09 PM
Makes me think this is what it would be like working at Huss & Dalton..

Liam Ryan
10-26-2011, 11:57 PM
I'd love those windows on the side of my shed.

10-27-2011, 03:42 AM
Thank you for that. Love old craftsmen/shop videos. Also a++ for the music.

????"Pterodactyl vice"???? I'm not familiar with that brand. It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like a type of Emmert Pattermaker's vise which were also made in Pennsylvania.

dave g
10-27-2011, 04:52 AM

Up out of the way though (where it belongs!) :)