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AUGUST 16, 1915
In the five months after the picture on the preceding page was taken, sixteen of these eighteen buildings were erected by the Remington Arms Company.
The new plant comprises five one-story bayonet factories, each about 70 feet wide by 300 feet long; and thirteen five-story rifle factories, each 60 feet wide by 272
feet long, and joined by five-story connecting buildings each 48 by 80 feet in dimensions



Already in three of these buildings (as they will soon do in all thirteen) the Remington Company is making rifles for the French and Russian armies. In five smaller buildings beyond these the company is making bayonets for the British, French, and Russians let parts of contracts to hundreds of un- Barnum and Fanny Crosby are the names known smaller concerns. Thus the muni- that probably occur first to most people tions business is so stupendous and so com- when Bridgeport is mentioned. They plex that the mind cannot grasp it entire. lived and died there, and carried its fame

But Bridgeport, Conn., is a comprehen- wherever circuses and churches traveled. sible example of the effects of this new in- But, though both left indelibly their imdustry on the United States. P. T. press on the town, the thoughts of the na


THE NIGHT SHIFT AT WORK IN A RIFLE FACTORY In nearly all the factories in Bridgeport that are making munitions of war, the work is continuous day and night, and is done in three shifts of eight hours each—from 7 o'clock in the morning till 3 o'clock in the afternoon, from 3 to 11, and from 11 to 7

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TO WORK BY JITNEY BUS Probably 20,000 new people had come to Bridgeport between January 1 and December 1, 1915, and hundreds of automobiles were required to relieve the overtaxed trolley' lines of Bridgeport in carrying the munitions workers to and from the factories tives swiftly passed on to other local cele- fortune in, the Union Metallic Cartridge brities. Of these one of the most interest - Company-a concern that is famous whereing was young Marcellus Hartley Dodge. ever rifles, revolvers, and shotguns are used. His career appealed to the romantic imagin- In default of a male heir, Marcellus Hartley ation of his townsfolk. His grandfather left his millions, and the business that made was Marcellus Hartley, a shrewd Connecti- them, to his daughter's son, who bore his cut Yankee who built up, and made a name. Young Dodge thus became one of


WHERE MUNITIONS MAKERS ARE HIRED This line of mechanics seeking admission to the employment bureau of the Remington Arms Company is replenished so fast by new applicants that it can be seen all day every day in the week except Sunday. In the fall, between 300 and 400 new men were employed every week

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THREE MUNITIONS PLANTS AT BRIDGEPORT The Bridgeport Brass Company makes shell parts, and the American & British Manufacturing Company field artillery. The middle picture is of the seven-acre plant of the new Bridgeport Projectile Company

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