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CA BI 77-42-171 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph showing the limestone quarries and plant of the Dominion Iron and Steel Corporation (DISCO) in Marble Mountain, Cape Breton.

Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 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 either side.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-231-19663 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a ship moored at the coal pier.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-232-19664 · Item · 1962

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the boom of the crane at the low or number one pier with its cable extended into the hold of a ship. Rails were shipped from the low pier using this equipment.

Abbass Studios Ltd.
Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-235-19667 · Item · 1963

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing rails being loaded onto a ship by a mechanism on a crane called the "boot and collar." A boot fit on one end of the rail and the collar three-quarters of the way up the other end, so the rail was loaded into the hold of the ship on end. Rails were loaded according to size; 85 and 100 pound rails might be lifted in in groups of 6-7 while the heavier 132 pound rails generally went in lifts of 4,

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-237-19669 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the coal pier, where a ship is being loaded with coal by a boom at left. The high and low steel piers are in the background.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-23-19671 · Item · 1961

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing coal being unloaded into small boats at the coal piers.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-241-19673 · Item · 1968

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a good overview of the docks area with the rest of the plant, including blast furnace and open hearth departments, beyond. At left is part of the coal pier, the low or number one pier, centre, and the high or number two pier, right. The raw materials for making steel were brought in at the high pier, while finished steel products were shipped out from the low pier.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-247-19679 · Item · 1963

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the number two or higher pier where raw materials for steel making were unloaded at left. Centre is the number one or low pier where finished steel products were shipped from Sydney. The three wharves at right were coal shipping piers.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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 mechanical shovel loads slag into a Euclid truck for transport to the open hearth dump.

Abbass, John
Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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 for eventual use in the furnace.

Abbass, John
Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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 removed from the trough and deposited in a scrap car, right, and eventually re-used.

Abbass, John
Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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 blowers.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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 extreme right is sintering plant, where iron ore and flue dust were baked into a sinter to promote iron production. Numbers 7 and 8 furnaces are far left.

Abbass, John
Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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, unidentified, Albert Leroy.

Abbass, John
Blast Furnace, DOSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-338-19770 · Item · 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the electric flywheel on the motor that powered the big rolls.

Abbass, John
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-341-19773 · Item · 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the interior of the main motor room with its electric generator installed.

Abbass, John
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-346-19778 · Item · 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing construction of the extension to the blooming mill in 1957. The sinter blocks being laid were partially composed of slag foam, an idea conceived by DOSCO engineer Norman Weiner as a way of using the slag from the blast furnace. These blocks were first used in the blooming mill and later in about thirty bungalow style houses around Sydney.

Abbass, John
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-347-19779 · Item · 1957

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the soaking pits of the blooming mill. Ingots were "soaked" with heat in these pits until they reached a uniform temperature inside and out.

Abbass, John
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-352-19784 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the big shears about the cut a bloom in the blooming mill as it makes its way to the billet mill.

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
90-220-19652 · Item · 1963

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills, showing the stockyard area were billets, ingots, and blooms were stored. Here, the crane is lifting a sling of billets. Figure unidentified.

Abbass, John
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
90-301-19733 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the blooming mill pulpit. Manipulator, left, is Frank Irden, with roller George Wainwright, right. The roller rolls the bloom down to section size; the manipulator operates the equipment that turns the bloom.

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
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 90-458-19890 · 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
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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 far left. The stacks emit exhaust from the batteries.

Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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
CA BI 90-588-20020 · Item · 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing a stockpile of coal at the coal banks. Vulcan Avenue is in background.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 90-510-19942 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing electrical contracts, location unidentified.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 90-193-19625 · Item · 1965

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens, showing the old coal wash plant in the early stages of its demolition in the 1960s.

Abbass, John
Harbour Pumps, DOSCO
CA BI 90-634-20066 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing the interior of the pump room which supplied salt water to the blast furnace and open hearth department.

Abbass, John
Alexander L. Hay fonds
CA BI MG 12.81 · Fonds · 1929-1938

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

Hay, Alexander Lauder
Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO
CA BI 90-1088-20520 · Item · 1950s

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing Beau MacQueen making an adjustment to the flying shears in the billet mill.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-245-19677 · Item · 1966

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a general view of the area, with the high or number two pier and the low or number one pier behind it. Finished steel products were shipped out from the low pier while raw materials were brought in at the high pier.

Docks, DOSCO
CA BI 90-608-20040 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing the number one or low pier from where finished steel products were shipped, bottom. Above it in photo are the three coal shipping piers.

Abbass, John