November 1944 Radio-Craft
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"He no sooner gets alone with a sweater girl than
he's trying to pull the wool over her eyes." That's a really old joke that only old guys remember. 'Sweater
girl' was a term used to describe... how do I properly put it?... Dolly Parton types (you know, having
a good singing voice ). Anyway, I thought you might need to be
apprised of the origin of the term to appreciate the title of this article from a 1944 edition of Radio-Craft.
"Sweater Girls" Are Really in Demand at This Plant
"Sweater girls" are welcomed in at least one branch of war industry.
The lassie checking set operation in simulated stratosphere temperatures of 65 degrees below zero finds
her sweater very useful indeed. The photograph was taken in the Inspection Department of the Bendix
Radio plant at Baltimore, and the radios are destined for our high-ceiling aircraft.
Posted August 2014