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Blast Furnace Crew

  • CA BI 91-602-22563
  • Item
  • ca. 1912

Item is a photograph of the crew stopping for a picture as they are manning one of the blast furnaces in the Sydney steel plant.

Kelly and Dodge

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

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.

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

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

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

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 90-472-19904
  • Item
  • 1956

Item is a photograph of coke ovens, showing the brown bridge, a gantry crane, being dismantled.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

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 90-450-19882
  • 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 90-345-19777
  • Item
  • 1957

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the construction of the extension to the blooming mill in 1957 - an exterior shot.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Docks, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-620-20052
  • Item
  • 1958

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

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-381-19813
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing a single pump and its two pressure gauges. The motors on these pumps were 2300 volts.

Abbass, John

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-382-19814
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing the interior of the pumphouse and five of the six pumps. Large pipe running the length of the building brought salt water to the open hearth for cooling purposes. Beneath it was another pipe that brought water to the blast furnace. Under normal operations, two pumps ran each pipeline, with a third available for emergencies.

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

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

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 90-171-19603
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing a view of the whole area, with steam rising from the quenching station, left, the two exhaust stacks with batteries and coal pocket between them, small brick mechanical and electrical stations, and by-products building at right. Lower plant is in the distance at left. Blending and wash plants in background.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-172-19604
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing, from the right, the large by-product building, smaller electrical and mechanical shops, number two powerhouse, and at the extreme left the quenching station with steam rising from it. Between the two battery exhaust stacks is the coal pocket. Smaller stack is from the boiler house. Coal wash and blending plants are background, right. Coal yard is in foreground.

Abbass, John

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-375-19807
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing one of the six pumps located in the pump house that supplied water to the blast furnace and open hearth as well as to the turbo blowers and power house. Motor is at right, pump at left, with a coupling between.

Abbass, John

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-379-19811
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing one of the six pumps located in the pump house, plus the 36 inch pipeline, left, which brought water to the open hearth.

Docks, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-225-19657
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO Docks, showing the coal pier and its coal loading apparatus.

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-176-19608
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing coke being pushed out of the battery to a waiting hot car. From there it is taken to a quenching station to be cooled. Edifice at left is the coal pocket. See also 90-168-19600.

Abbass, John

Habrour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-378-19810
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing one of the six pumps located in the pump house. The motor is on the right and the pump on the left, joined by a coupling, centre.

Abbass, John

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-380-19812
  • Item
  • 1958

Item is a photograph of DOSCO harbour pumps, showing one of the six pumps located in the pumphouse, which provided water to the blast furnace and open hearth as well as to the turbo blowers and powerhouse. Figure is unidentified.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

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

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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.

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.

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.

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 90-274-19706
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing interior of cast house. The large pipe at right is the bustle 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 its left, iron to its right.

Abbass, John

Blast Furnace, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-276-19708
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of DOSCO blast furnace operations, showing the interior of the cast house while the furnace is in the process of casting. Figures unidentified. Impurities or slag ran off in a runner from the left of the furnace; molten iron in a runner to its right. See also 90-258-19690, 90-254-19686.

Abbass, John

Coke Ovens, DOSCO

  • CA BI 90-177-19609
  • Item
  • 1959

Item is a photograph of coke ovens, showing the pusher side of number five battery at left, with the coal pocket rising above it, the pusher car by number six battery at right with the crossover main above. The crossover main collected raw gas and brought it to the by-product building.

Abbass, John

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