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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

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

  • 90-219-19651
  • 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

  • 90-220-19652
  • 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, SYSCO

  • CA BI 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

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

  • 90-311-19743
  • 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

  • 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

  • 90-317-19749
  • 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

  • 90-331-19763
  • 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

  • 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

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 90-345-19777
  • 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

  • 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 90-348-19780
  • 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

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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, 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

  • CA BI 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

  • CA BI 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

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