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Dominion Iron and Steel
CA BI 77-16-143 · Item · April 19, 1901

Item is a photograph of the mechanical department, machine shop, foundry and carpenter shop at the Dominion Iron and Steel Co.

Steel Plant, Sydney
CA BI 77-38-167 · Item · ca. 1901

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Steel Plant shortly after it was built.

CA BI 77-620-754 · Item · ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the Dominion Iron and Steel Company steel plant taken from Sydney Harbour a few years after it was built. The site of the plant is now a recreational community space called Open Hearth Park.

CA BI 77-640-774 · Item · ca. 1911

Item is a photograph of the Sydney Steel Plant officials, taken at the blast furnace.

CA BI 77-69-203 · Item · ca. 1910

Item is a photograph of the crew of the Sydney coal washing plant. There are approximately one hundred men ranging in age from about thirteen to fifty; some of the men are sitting and standing on a Sydney and Louisbourg (S&L) railcar. The steel plant can be seen in the background.

DISCO Victory Loan Committee
CA BI 80-180-4360 · Item · 1918

Item is a photograph of members of the DISCO Victory Loan Committee of 1918, organized during the First World War. Those pictured are listed below but not so as to allow for identification. A large board tracking the work of the committee is visible behind the assembled members. Smokestacks, power lines, a small building, and a large Union Jack flag are also visible.

View from Moxham Castle
CA BI 81-416-5496 · Item · ca. 1905

Item is a photograph showing Sydney Harbour and the steel plant as seen from the front lawn of Moxham Castle. The Moxham Castle was owned and built by steel magnate A.J. Moxham.

Crawley's Creek, Westmount
82-174-6874 · Item · ca. 1905

Item is a photograph of the view of the steel plant from Crawley's Creek in Westmount, with boats docked.

March of Concern
CA BI 83-18-8318 · Item · 19-Nov-1967

Item is a photograph of students from Xavier College taking part in the March of Concern, protesting the proposed Sydney Steel Plant closure in 1967. The plant was eventually taken over and operated by the Province of Nova Scotia as the Sydney Steel Company (SYSCO) until its closure in 2001.

Raytel Photography
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 90-1048-20480 · Item · ca. 1970

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."

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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
90-1051-20483 · 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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..

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mill, SYSCO
CA BI 90-1060-20492 · Item · ca. 1970

Item is a photograph of SYSCO heavy rolls mills, showing roller Gordie MacInnis, left, and an unidentified guide setter rolling tie plate in the rail mill.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 90-1067-20499 · Item · ca. 1970

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

Nova Scotia Information Service
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
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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,

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
Heavy Rolls Mills, SYSCO
CA BI 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.

Nova Scotia Information Service
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 90-152-19584 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the conveyor that transported coal to the top of the coal pocket; an interior, close-up shot of the belt line itself.

Abbass, John
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 90-155-19587 · Item · ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of coke oven operations, showing coal moving along the covered conveyor system from the loading level to the blending plant.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 90-160-19592 · Item · 1960s

Item is a photograph of the coke ovens, showing the interior of the new coal wash plant built in the 1960's.

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.

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.

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.

Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 90-165-19597 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations, showing number 5 exhaust stack left, with the coke screening plant behind it. Coke from the screening plant is being loaded directly into waiting cars. At right, part of the coal pocket with conveyor leading to it is visible over the battery ovens.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCO
CA BI 90-166-19598 · Item · 1964

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing the by-products building, centre, where tar, crude oil, and sulphate of ammonia were produced. At right are tar storage tanks. Platform at left was where tar was off-loaded.

Abbass, John
Coke Ovens, DOSCo
CA BI 90-168-19600 · Item · ca. 1960

Item is a photograph of DOSCO coke ovens operations showing coke being pushed out of the ovens of a battery into a waiting hot car.

Abbass, John