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under the platform. When the handle of the truck is forced downward it raises the platform from the floor. Then the truck is drawn to any part of the factory and the raising of the handle deposits the platform and its load in the new location. Under old methods every truck, while being loaded, is kept from its true function, which is that of transportation, and the constant loading and unloading took many men. With this new system rolls of paper weighing from 3,500 to 4,200 pounds are moved from one place to another by a boy.

In a machine shop, a great saving is effected by the truck's depositing a platform loaded with parts at one side of a machine, a drill press, while at the other side of the machine is placed an empty

SAVING THE WASTE OF LOADING platform. The workman takes the parts

BY PILING GOODS ON A RAISED PLATFORM INSTEAD from the loaded platform, puts them OF ON THE FLOOR, SO THAT EVEN A BOY CAN IOAD through the machine and, at the comple- THEM ON A TRUCK BY RUNNING THE TRUCK UNDER tion of the operation, places them on the empty platform. There is a superstruc- value not greater than $1 or $2. Furtherture on the platform so that the material more, the platforms take up less room, is at the operator's waistline and he because there are no handles in the way. saves the motion of stooping to the floor In a drug-manufacturing concern the to lay down every finished part. It would transveyor trucks and the wooden platbe possible, of course, to have this arrange- forms keep the mixing jars off the floor ment on an ordinary truck, but this would and lessen the danger of breakage after tie up an investment of probably $20 to they are filled, which often happened $30 on trucks, whereas with the wooden when they had to be lifted on to and off of platforms the investment tied up is of a the ordinary trucks.

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THE PLATFORM

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PLATFORMS CHEAPER THAN TRUCKS CONVEYING MACHINE PARIS ABOUT A FACTORY ON REMOVABLE PLATFORMS WITHOUT TYING UP THE COM

PARATIVELY COSTLY TRUCKS DURING THE USUAL TIME OF LOADING AND UNLOADING

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