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MAKING YOU THINGS

BY
DIANA ROSS

THE WORLD AT WORK 

BOOK NO. 2

A COUNTRY LIFE BOOK  Published 1939

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Diana Ross wrote two books in this series Getting You Things and Making You Things which were published in 1939 by Country Life. Making you Things dealt with ten different subjects including shipbuilding, as shown on this page. 
 
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Mauretania : Fox Photos
Fox-Hulton Getty Collection
 
"The skeleton of a ship is not unlike the skeleton of a fish, if you take the keel, which is the main girder running along the centre as the backbone. You can see the steel ribs waiting to be covered with steel plates which will be riveted on. You can see such a plate being lowered by a crane. a half-built ship is said to be on the Stocks. The stocks or props are the wooden frame that supports the ship. The place where ships are built is called the Dockyard or shipyard. The man who builds a ship is called a Shipwright. Most ships are now made of steel, but there are still quite a lot of fishing boats which are made of wood. The other picture shows the huge propeller of the new liner Mauretania. It looks like a curious flower." 

 Diana Ross in MAKING YOU THINGS  published by Country Life in 1939

 
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Notes
1 : Subjects in Making You Things : The Baker - Canning - The Potter - Glass - Weaving and Dressmaking - Shoemaking - The Foundry - The Smiths - The Builder - Shipbuilding - Toymaking.