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Dominion Steel and Coal Company (DOSCO) With digital objects
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Alexander L. Hay fonds

  • MG 12.81
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1938

Fonds consists of speeches on coal mining, mine safety, and the Fortress of Louisbourg.

Hay, Alexander Lauder

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-261-19693
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO's blast furnace operations, showing interior of the cast house. At left is the furnace casting; molten iron runs down a trough to the right of the furnace, while the impurities or slag goes down a trough to its l...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-262-19694
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing an exterior view of the department. Left are "down-comers," pipes that fed gas, hot air to the furnace. Departmental office is centre, with number 3 furnace to its right. At...

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 blower...

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

  • 90-574-20006
  • Item
  • 1950s

Item is a photograph of a DOSCO blast furnace, showing the stockyard crane about the raw materials intended for use in the blast furnaces. Part of the coal wash plant is visible at right. Number 7. 8, 8, and 3 are in the background.

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 bo...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-252-19684
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing from the left: number three furnace and skip track, number one furnace, and bins, centre. Above the raw materials at right is the brown bridge which moved stock from these piles f...

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

  • 90-256-19688
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing interior of the cast house. Glow, upper left, meant the furnace was probably casting. Molten iron ran down the trough, centre, which was cleaned after each cast. Hardened iron was rem...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-258-19690
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing interior of cast house, with runners on troughs coming from the furnace. Molten iron ran to the right of the furnace, and impurities or slag, to the left.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-278-19710
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing a group of employees of the department in helmets, and two railway workers, back now, in soft caps.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-279-19711
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing an employee using an oxygen lance to clean the tap hole of the furnace. From the left: Henry Fagen, Eric Rassmussin (holding lance), unidentified, Pius Corbett, Eric Wiseman, unidenti...

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, DOSCO

  • 90-568-20000
  • Item
  • 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing a view of numbers one and three furnaces from the harbour. Large square building, off-centre, was the boiler house. Furnaces numbers seven and eight are at right.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-594-20026
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of a DOSCO blast furnace, showing the stock yard crane and pile of raw materials with the stoves of the furnace visible in the background.

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 tr...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-250-19682
  • Item
  • 1960

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the exterior of number one furnace. The brown bridge is over the stockpile, left, with the cast house, centre, and the stoves of the furnace behind it. In the foreground a mechani...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-251-19683
  • Item
  • 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing number one furnace at night. Slag appears to be running out at right, but normally slag ran out in a trough on the left and molten iron in a runner on the right.

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 furn...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-260-19692
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the interior of the cast house while the furnace is casting. Large pipe, right, is the bustle pipe that fed the hot blast of air, the "wind" to the furnace from the turbo bl...

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-277-19709
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the number 3 furnace, left, and the bins, with coke cars on the centre track. At right is the brown bridge over what is probably a stockpile of lime. The brown bridge transferred raw ...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-282-19714
  • Item
  • 1961

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing the exterior of the power house in the area. Stoves of number 7 and 8 blast furnaces are visible at left.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-284-19716
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO blast furnace, showing the interior of a boiler room in the department.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-469-19901
  • Item
  • 1968

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the conveyor system and new unloading facility that worked with the coke stacker.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-471-19903
  • Item
  • 1956

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the gantry crane called the brown bridge that stacked raw materials in the area.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-473-19905
  • Item
  • 1956

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the crane that transported raw materials in the area.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-267-19699
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing an unidentified employee with a hand held button control for drilling a cast hold in the furnace. A closer view than 90-266-19698.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-268-19700
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the grab, centre, on the brown bridge, which moved raw materials from the stockpiles to the transfer car for eventual use in the furnace. Stockpiles were composed of such things as ir...

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-290-19722
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the steps leading to the top of number 3 furnace. Part of the brown bridge is visible at right.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • 90-291-19723
  • Item
  • 1962

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the scale car, where all iron ore, limestone, sinter, mill scale and other materials used in the department were weighed. Dial of the scale is visible at right.

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 d...

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-173-19605
  • Item
  • ca. 1959

Item is a photograph of coke ovens, showing at extreme right: the dark screening plant, conveyor to tall, light coloured blending plant, transfer house, centre, and conveyor leading to the top of the coal pocket-tall structure above batteries at f...

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-182-19614
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the coal pocket and the conveyor leading to it, and the top of the battery. The gas and tar mains that took those materials to the by-product building are also visible.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-184-19616
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the carry car, centre, on top of the battery. It charged the individuals ovens with coal. Conveyor leading to the coal pocket is in the background. Collector mains that gathered raw gas from the ba...

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-1777-21209
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the top of the battery, Gas and tar mains that took those materials to the by-product building are also shown. The coal pocket and conveyor leading to it are in background.

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

  • 90-153-19585
  • Item
  • ca. 1964

Items is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the interior of the conveyor system where coal is being moved by belt line to the top of the coal pocket; A close-up shot of the interior of the system. Note that rollers beneath belt are visible on...

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-154-19586
  • Item
  • 1960s

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the interior of the coal wash and blending plant built in the 1960's.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-161-19593a
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing benzol tankers in the foreground, with the new coal wash plant directly behind.

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-162-19594
  • Item
  • ca. 1950

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens under construction, showing the coal pocket with covered conveyor leading to it, over the battery at left. In the foreground, the concrete for the second battery is about to be poured.

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.

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

  • 90-199-19631
  • Item
  • 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the electrical building under construction in the department, 1957.

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

  • 90-165-19597
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing number 5 exhaust stack left, with the coke screening plant behind it. Coke from the screening plant is being loaded directly into waiting cars. At right, part of the coal pocket with con...

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-166-19598
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the by-products building, centre, where tar, crude oil, and sulphate of ammonia were produced. At right are tar storage tanks. Platform at left was where tar was off-loaded.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • 90-169-19601
  • Item
  • 1956

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing a coal chute and pulleys. Location unidentified.

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

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