Wilhelm Nauer, Scientific Dishwasher

From the Aug 1929 issue of Popular Science:

If you dislike to wash dishes, you won't envy the job of Wilhelm Nauer of Pittsburgh, Pa. He washes twenty trays, all day long, every day in the week. Nauer is a "scientific dishwasher" employed by the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co., to test a new kind of tray made with a paper base upon which a resin composition is baked.
Every three and a half minutes, Nauer finishes scrubbing and wiping a tray. He will keep this up, month after month, until the tray wears out. The purpose of the unusual experiment is to determine the wearing quality of the new product.

I wonder if it made his job any more bearable to be called a Scientific Dishwasher rather than a Scrub Boy?
     Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 11, 2008
     Category: Jobs and Occupations

I don't know the actor's name but that guy looks like the actor that played Knute Rockne (sp?) or the lead role in the Life Of Riley.

The rest of the magazine is cool. There's an article on How Movies Talk.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 12/11/08 at 08:01 AM
I am filing this under "jobs that suck worse than mine."
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 12/11/08 at 09:32 AM
The Google book scanning project just released all issues of Popular Science and Popular Mechanics. You can go to the site and browse through every single issue.

A bonanza for us weird news aficionados.
Posted by Kenneth on 12/11/08 at 11:22 AM
What! Nobody had invented outsourcing yet?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/11/08 at 01:32 PM
You have just described my personal Hell.
Posted by BikerPuppy on 12/11/08 at 01:58 PM
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