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Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-355-19787
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the north side of the big rolls in the blooming mill with an ingot just about to enter the rolls. Dark patch on top of the glowing ingot is scale, which will be knocked off as it goes through the rolls.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-356-19788
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the big rolls at the north end of the blooming mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills

  • CA BI 90-357-19789
  • Item
  • 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a metallurgical observer taking an optical pyrometer reading of the temperature of an ingot as it comes out of the rolls. If the temperature was too low rolling was stopped until it could be raised to prevent defects in the ingot. The screen protects the observer from flying scale, which has been compared to shrapnel coming off the ingot.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-358-19790
  • Item
  • 1964

Item i s a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the walkway from the big rolls in the blooming mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-360-19792
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the flying shears at the end of the billet mill. The pieces lying on the ground are scrap, sheared off as the billets came through.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-361-19793
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the installation of the new flying shears in the billet mill in 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-363-19795
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the flying shears installed in the billet mill in 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

  • 90-371-19803
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a mound of tie plates in the tie plate mill. Tie plates are the metal pieces placed under a rail when it's laid on a wooden tie.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-372-19804
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing an unidentified inspector gauging a tie plate to determine if the holes are correctly spaced. Different sections have various spacings for their spike holes.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-373-19805
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the tie plate mill, with workers pushing a solid piece of steel through a machine that stamped plated out. This required tremendous manual labour on the part of the employees.

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-446-19878
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing an ingot carried by "buggy" approaching the main rolls in the blooming mill. Ingot is glowing with heat and has just been removed from the soaking pits.

Abbass, John

Heavy Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-447-19879
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing an ingot being lowered into the soaking pit in the blooming mill. The dark tops of other ingots are visible in soaking pit.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-448-19880
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing stripped ingots on rail cars en route to the blooming mill. These ingots weight about 7 tons each and are composed of a low, ten or twelve carbon steel.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-449-19881
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing an ingot being taken out of the soaking pit in the blooming mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-450-19882
  • Item
  • 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the recording board in the blooming mill. From left, Neil MacGillivray, Ralph Ward, unidentified, Angus Walker, and recorder Joe Petruskawich. Information recorded could include number of ingots in soaking pit, time spent in pit, number of soaking pit, grade of steel, heat numbers, and what section into which an ingot was rolled.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-457-19889
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the new flying shears being fitted in the billet mill in 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-458-19890
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the new flying shears being fitted in the billet mill, 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills

  • CA BI 90-570-20002
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the area behind the blooming mill. Engineering building is in centre of photo.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

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