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Topic - Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Posted: Aug 01 2021 at 8:57am By newsman3

Member Michael Shyne recently visited the Hillerich & Bradsby  "Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory" in Louisville, Kentucky



Many of you are familiar with the famous baseball bat, but some of you may not have known that Hillerich & Bradsby was a wartime subcontractor to Inland and Standard Products producing carbine stocks and to a lesser extent some stocks for Quality Hardware and Machine Company

A mural on the wall depicts stocks being sanded by women workers, a first at H&B.



Carbine stocks on the drip rack after being dipped into Raw Linseed Oil. Look at those beauties!




Carbine stock made by H&B on display in a glass case.
Card description: From 1942-45, Hillerich & Bradsby converted their golf factory to make M1 Carbine gunstocks out of hickory wood for the US Armed Forces. H & B averaged 1800 gunstocks per day for a total of more than 1.5 million.

H&B was also known for their golf clubs. During the war they also produced track pins for tanks, billy clubs for the armed forces as well as baseball and softball bats for the troops.


If you are in the Louisville area swing by and check out the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory


Editors Note: Ordnance specified walnut wood to be used. Later, due to supply, birch and cherry was used to a limited degree. Though hickory and walnut are in the same family and similar, hickory was much harder and may have been tougher on tooling.
The display also mentions finishing lacquer being wiped on stocks but it was actually raw linseed oil that was specified.


Edited by New2brass - Aug 01 2021 at 10:32am

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