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Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-337-19767
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing construction taking place in the main motor room at the billet mill. This is the new flying shears installed in 1965.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 90-354-19786
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the stands that supported the rolls in the stands that supported the rolls in the billet mill, with a section going through and being rolled into billets. See also 90-351-19783.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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

  • 90-331-19763
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of heavy rolls mills operations, showing a bloom coming through the main rolls at the blooming mill, heading south toward the big shears where it will be cropped before it goes to the rail mill.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

Heavy Rolls Mills, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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, DOSCO

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 90-351-19783
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO heavy rolls mills operations, showing the stands that supported the rolls in the billet mill. This mill rolled direct, so its products went to the bar mill on the rod mill. See also 90-354-19786.

Abbass, John

Heavy Rolls Mills

  • 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

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • 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

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • 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

  • 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.

Harbour Pumps, DOSCO

  • 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

Habrour Pumps, DOSCO

  • 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

Docks, DOSCO

  • 90-230-19662
  • Item
  • 1964

Item is a photograph of the DOSCO docks, showing a ship moved by the coal pier.

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