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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1051-20483
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing an ingot being lowered by crane into a soaking pit in the blooming mill. Ingots were "soaked" with heat in the pits until they reached a uniform temperature inside and out.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1054-20486
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing an ingot being removed by crane from a soaking pit in the blooming mill. It will be transported by buggy to the roll line, centre, operated by the two men in the pulpit, above.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1056-20488
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a worker making a visual inspection of an ingot being removed by crane from a soaking pit in the blooming mill. From there, the ingot is taken by buggy to the blooming mill rolls.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1058-20490
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing workings removing scale and irregularities from blooms, a process called "scarfing." Billets are stockpiled in the background in the old stockyard.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mill, SYSCO

  • 90-1060-20492
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing roller Gordie MacInnis, left, and an unidentified guide setter rolling tie plate in the rail mill.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1062-20494
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing tie plate being rolled in the rail mill; individuals above the rolls are probably a guide setter and a roller.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-1068-20500
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of DOSCO havey rolls mills, showing rails stockpiled in the small billet yard. Note: no one is wearing safety equipment.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1073-20505
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a recorder noting heat numbers and types of rails piled in the finishing mill.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1074-20506
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing rails being inspected in the rail finishing mill. Worker with the bar would wrench the rails so the inspector could measure the drill holes to ensure they're accurately spaced.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-152-19584
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the conveyor that transported coal to the top of the coal pocket; an interior, close-up shot of the belt line itself.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-163-19595
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of the coke oven operations, showing the brick benzol plant, left, and coal blending plant, tall building at right.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-230-19662
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a ship moved by the coal pier.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-234-19666
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a ship, the "Hallfax," being loaded with coal at the coal pier.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-238-19670
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the shoreline with the stoves of the blast furnace visible at right. The harbour is probably being dredged here, to allow larger ships to come in.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-240-19672
  • Item
  • 1961

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a ship, the "Italo Marsano," moored at the coal piers.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-242-19674
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing part of the high or number two pier at left, the low or number one pier, centre, and at right the coal piers. The low pier was where finished steel products were shipped out, while raw materials for steel making were brought in at the high pier.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-620-20052
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the area where the conveyor system was to be built.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-605-20037
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the crane that unloaded ore and the conveyor system, left, that transported it to the blast furnace stockyard.

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-607-20039
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the pier where ore was unloaded for use in the blast furnace, centre. Above it are the number two or "high" pier and one or "low" pier.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-249-19681
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furance operations, showing the interior of the cast house with the large bustle pipe, right, that fed the hot blast of air, the "wind" to the furnace from the turbo blowers. Note the runners on troughs leading away from the furnace.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-253-19685
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing number three furnace, left, number one furnace, right, with the bins and stock cars, foreground.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-254-19686
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing interior of cast house. Track at top is where the hurdie gurdie, a small crane, ran. Large pipe, right, is the hustle pipe that fed the blast of hot air from turbo blowers to the furnace. The runners or troughs, foreground, were where slag and molten iron ran off from the furnace-slag to the left of the furnace, iron to the right.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-263-19695
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing number 3 furnace at left, number 1 furnace centre and part of the stockpile in the foreground.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-266-19698
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing an unidentified employee with a hand held button control drilling a cast hole in the furnace. Note the large bustle pipe, top, that supplied the hot blast of air from the turbo blowers to the furnace.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-269-19701
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the A.I.S.I. Technical Committee on Blast Furnace Practise, June 5, 1966, in front of the department. Individuals unidentified.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-271-19703
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the conveyor system that transported raw materials from the docks for eventual use in the furnace. Behind the stockpiles the two furnaces are visible in the distance.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-273-19705
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the north end of the number one furnace; a slightly different angle than the one in 90-272-19704.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-280-19712
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing employees in the process of cleaning the tape hold with an oxygen lance. From the left: Eric Rassmussin, Eric Wiseman, unidentified, Albert Leroy, last two unidentified.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, SYSCO

  • 90-287-19719
  • Item
  • 1968

Item is a photograph of the SYSCO blast furnace, showing a group of employees posed in front of the furnace with a sign reading "Yearly Record, No. 1 Blast Furnace, 352,000 Tons of Iron."

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-248-19680
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the two brown bridges that moved the raw materials from the stockpile for eventual use in the furnace. Note the conveyor system beneath the bridges, which transported stock from the docks.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-595-20027
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of a DOSCO blast furnace, showing a construction area in the north end of the department.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-604-20036
  • Item
  • 1950s

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing an aerial view of the department. Electrical building is at centre of photo; rectangular building, off-centre-is boiler house. Two furnaces, number seven and eight are visible in back.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-602-20034
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing the raw materials and stockyard crane with numbers one and three furnaces, centre. Number seven furnace is visible at left, and docks are in the background. Coal wash building can be seen bottom right.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-337-19767
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing construction taking place in the main motor room at the billet mill. This is the new flying shears installed in 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-339-19771
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a rotor or stator newly installed in the motor room. See also 90-340-19772.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-340-19772
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a rotor or stator newly installed in the motor room. Figure in hat tentatively identified as R.R. Moffatt.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-354-19786
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the stands that supported the rolls in the stands that supported the rolls in the billet mill, with a section going through and being rolled into billets. See also 90-351-19783.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-367-19799
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing 2 workers scarfing defects in blooms. Scarfing consists of using a torch-like oxygen device to burn scale and surface defects from blooms. An inspector marks imperfections to be eradicated by the scarfer.

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-368-19800
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing an unidentified inspector in the billet mill stamping a heat number on inch and three quarter space billets, thirty feet in length.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-331-19763
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of heavy rolls mills operations, showing a bloom coming through the main rolls at the blooming mill, heading south toward the big shears where it will be cropped before it goes to the rail mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-312-19744
  • Item
  • ca. 1956

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing rails on a flat car after having undergone the Mackie slow cooling process.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-311-19743
  • Item
  • 1956

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing rails being loaded into the Mackie cooling tanks.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-593-20025
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the crane in the billet stockyard near the rail finishing mill. The stripper crane and soaking pits are at left.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-170-19602
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing the piping and works inside the tar pumphouse, which was associated with the by-products building where tar, crude oil, and sulphate of ammonia were produced.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-178-19610
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the cooling towers at right, where oil was cleaned and put through a separating process before being sent to the benzol plant for additional processing. By-products building is at left.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-187-19619
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the screening plant at left and the blending plant, right. Cape Breton coal was mixed with the highly volatile American coal in the blending plant.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-509-19941
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the dismantling of the defunct coal wash plan in the early 1960s.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-196-19628
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the demolition of the old coal wash plant near the blast furnace. This was not completely demolished and part of it still remains in the 1990s.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-205-19637
  • Item
  • ca. 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing a close-up of the interior of a conveyor ramp under construction. Wooden framework is in place; it lead to the blending plant.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-206-19638
  • Item
  • ca. 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the frameworks of the conveyor, left, leading to the blender, tall structure, right.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-585-20017
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the brown bridge, background at left, the screening plant with conveyor leading to blending plant (tall building centre), coal pocket at right between two exhaust stacks, and various outbuildings, foreground.

Abbass, John

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