Tom Burk worked as a Class C Inspector. As you can see on the bench behind him there are numerous gauges to check a sample of finished parts before they were shipped.
Tom’s dad, Merlin “Curly” Burk, worked at Saylor-Beall and was at one time the president of UAW Local 925. The Local represented both Saylor-Beall and Federal-Mogul employees. Tom’s mother, Betty, also worked at Federal-Mogul.