Foley, Edward T.
Hunter, Joseph (b. 1909)
Metallurgical Engineer, 1963
Tells the story of the development of a successful engineering firm in Riverside,
California, which perfected the making of machinery for manufacture of Venetian
blinds (wooden, then steel, then aluminum). The Hunter-Douglas Company made machine
tools and aluminum parts during World War II and the Korean War. Hunter Engineering
Company developed the first successful commercial method of continuous casting
Interviewers: Warren E. Wilson, Professor of Engineering, Harvey Mudd College;
John Niven, Associate Professor of History, Claremont Graduate School.