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Vox amps, built by mums

Cliff Gress

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Bob Womack

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Looks like they've added a platform to give the near lady a little more vertical reach.

Bob
 

TM1

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I was lucky enough to help Jim Elyes with his incredible book: “Vox Amps- The JMI Years” and I saw a lot of photos. Basically the process was JMI had 3 different chassis builders/companies. Most of those workers were women. As well they two or three cabinet builders. Everything would be trucked to Dartford and assembled by these women, tested and boxed then shipped to various music shops. The serial number plate on the back was the last thing to go on. That plate is the actual serial number! The number stamped on the chassis was actually an inventory number as around late ‘62/early ‘63 there was some in-house missing amp chassis so chassis started receiving numbers.
anyway, in most companies who build guitar amps, etc. I think you’ll find that most of the work is done by women.
 

thin sissy

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Very cool picture, thanks for sharing! :salude

VOX amps pair so well with Les Pauls.
 

Sol

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What a great historic photo, sonic perfection in the making
 

goldtop0

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Yes there are pics of the Fender assembly shop with the ladies to the fore.
Those gals might have worked in the British war effort in the '40s..........dab hands at assembly work.
 
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