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Original used for purpose plaque. 1) WAR FINISH AS DIRECTED BY ORDER NO. L – 108 (Limitation Order) W. P. B. (War Production Board WWII) Uncleaned may have been painted to stop shine from light or just aged from situation where once screwed. War working machine possibly given this plaque so as recognized for what it was for. 4 Screw holes oblong 13 cm x 6.3 cm Weight: 81.54g Interesting.

Quote from Practical Machinist Forum: ‘ Fancy painting and finishing of metalworking machinery by machine tool builders were to be banned after April 30 (War Years), the WPB announced April 27. Limitation Order No. L-108, effective April 27, provides that only one coat of primer or sealer may be applied to new metal-working equipment. No filler may be applied and not more than two coats of paint, enamel, or lacquer may be used. Any colour other than "old machine-tool grey" for the final coat of paint is prohibited. The order was Issued, the Board stated, to reduce the time required for delivery of machine tools and to free the space now used for finishing, for more productive work ’.

SKU MA249 391 1

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