Yea look at all those unguarded belts! The OSHA inspector would have a fit if he seen that. Of course people back in those days had enough common sense not to stick their hands in certain places!
Tom, indeed, selective breeding made brain a scarce good these days…
I wouldn’t be surprised if these belts made more casualties than the ordnance it produced!
Standard for an industrial shop 19th to mid 20th century.
The smart ones survived and bread.
And the smart ones didnt wear:
Loose fitting clothes
And they minded where they walked.
If I’m not mistaken, summer of 1969: U.S. Navy’s MR, Machinery Repairmen, “A” school in San Deigo looked like this.