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Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-348-19780
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing an ingot going through the big rolls with manipulator Victor LaTarte looking on. Sign reads "70,000th ton of steel rolled December 16, 1964."

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-350-19782
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO's heavy rolls mills, showing the finishing rolls with the intermediate rolls, right. A rail is emerging from number nine pass, at left, on the finishing roll.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 90-219-19651
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the stockyard where billets, ingots, and blooms were stored. A CN car stands ready to transport rails, and other steel products could be moved by company rail cars down to the docks for shipping.

Abbass, John

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 Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 90-349-19781
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the big shears as it outs the rolled ingot into sections to make rails or slabs or whatever is required. In the background is the blooming mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-353-19785
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the flying shears in the billet mill. At the end of the mill where billets were rolled out, these shears would chop off the crop ends.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 90-218-19650
  • Item
  • 1963

Item is a photograph of heavy rolls mills, showing the stockyard area with a crane lifting a sling of inch and three quarter billets. Approximately 30 feet long and weighing about 300 pounds each, billets were stored here along with blooms and ingots.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-317-19749
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a group of visitors in the blooming mill pulpit; main rolls are beneath pulpit.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1059-20491
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing workers scarfing ingots, removing scale and irregularities, in the scarfing yard on the west side of the blooming mills rolls. Ingots here are probably axle, bound for Trenton, N.S..

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1071-20503
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing workers wrenching rails in the finishing mill. Worker with drill is probably knocking burrs off rail. Note that none of the workers are wearing safety equipment.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1075-20507
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing two workers stockpiling billets by crane in the small billet yard.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1049-20481
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a hot ingot being moved from the soaking pit by crane to a buggy in the blooming mill. The buggy will take the ingot on to the blooming mill rolls.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1050-20482
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of the SYSCO heavy rolls mill, showing an ingot being removed from a soaking pit by crane, where it has been "soaked" with heat until a uniformed temperature is reached inside and out. Beyond, the other pits in the blooming mill are visible.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1059-20489
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a worker scarfing an ingot. Scarfing was a process for removing burrs and irregularities or fixing cracks on the surface of a bloom using a torch.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1061-20493
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing and unidentified worker watching as a bloom goes through the blooming mill rolls in a shower of sparks.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1063-20495
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing tie plate being rolled in the rail mill. Negative has been reversed in this photo.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1064-20496
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a bloom coming out of number ten pass on the north side of the rail mill. At left is the roughing table with "grasshopper" gears, which were replaced by hydraulic cables in 1973.

Nova Scotia Information Service

Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1065-20497
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a worker stamping heat numbers on billets by hand. The billets are on the billet mill hot bed.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1067-20499
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing workers stockpiling billets in the small billet yard.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1069-20501
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing two workers stockpiling billets with the aid of an overhead crane in the small billet yard.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1070-20502
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a worker about to unstrap a sling of billets from an overhead crane which is stockpiling products in the small billet yard. Note heat numbers on the ends of the blooms, foreground.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1047-20479
  • Item
  • 1970s

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a worker making a visual inspection of the blooming mill shears. At the very bottom of photo, a bloom is visible coming from the shears.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1048-20480
  • Item
  • 1970s

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing a temporary suspension in production as workers try to fix the roll line which is jammed by a bloom. In the very centre of photo are blooming mill shears, and in foreground a stockpile of "four by fours."

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1052-20484
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing an ingot in close-up that has just been removed from the soaking pit in a blooming mill. In the centre of the ingot, scale formed during the heating process has broken off.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1053-20485
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a close-up of a hot ingot being removed from a soaking pit in the blooming mill by crane. 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

  • 90-1055-20487
  • 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. 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

  • 90-1066-20498
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing an overhead crane stockpiling billets in the small billet yard. The workers would unstrap the slings of billets from the crane.

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-1072-20504
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing billets being stockpiled by overhead crane in the small billet yard. They will be checked by an inspector and long billets will be torch cut to the requisite length,

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Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO

  • 90-265-19697
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing a bloom going through the final stages of the rolling process at the blooming mill. Gauges above rolls indicate pressure and dimensions of rolled bloom.

Nova Scotia Information Service

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