A fifteen year old boy operating a dangerous boring machine at which he said a boy recently bored half his hand off.

A fifteen year old boy operating a dangerous boring machine at which he said a boy recently bored half his hand off. To operate this machine (which bores a large hole in the spade handle) the boy has to throw his whole weight onto the lever which pushes the handle (and himself) up against the unprotected borer. A slip might easily result fatally. Boy earns $1.65 a day. This factory has a number of unprotected belts and dangerous machines. One other boy, about the age of this one, was doing all kinds of work, taking away the handles from a huge rip saw, etc., and constantly exposed to danger. Pittman Handle Factory. Location: Denison, Texas. Date Created/Published: 1913 September. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor pic by Lewis Wickes Hine.