Welding

Working on Liberty Ships during World War II

"They said women made better welders than men."

“But that was one of my greatest frustrations with being a welder. You had to get the temperature on the machine set exactly right. If it were too hot it’d burn a hole in the metal. If it’s too cold it’d stick [laughs], so you couldn’t make a seam.”

“And they said women made better welders than men because, especially if they like to sew. Well, I didn’t like to sew, but I hope I did weld better than I sewed because that was never something I liked to do.”

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Liberty Ship

Liberty Ship

Liberty Ship on which Jane, Betty, and Iris Tucker worked in 1943. | Source: Jane Tucker View File Details Page

Jane Tucker

Jane Tucker

Portrait made at Adler™s Dept. Store in Savannah, June 1944. | Source: Jane Tucker View File Details Page

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Jane Tucker, “Welding,” Georgia Journeys, accessed July 21, 2017, http://georgiajourneys.kennesaw.edu/items/show/5.

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