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Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Stereographs
Description:
Stereoview of unloading equipment in Cleveland harbor.
Inscriptions:
"S197"
"7960-(a)-Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio. Copyright Underwood & Underwood. U-85929"
"Underwood & Underwood, Publishers,
New York, London, Toronto, Canada, Ottawa, Kansas"
Works and Studios
Arlington, N.J. Westwood, N. J."

Reverse:
"7960. We are looking north, i.e., towards lake Erie, over the great ore docks along the "Old River Bed" canal. Here immense quantities of iron from the Lake Superior mines are transferred to trains and shipped to the famous blast furnaces and steel-mills at Youngstown, Pittsburgh and elsewhere in the Ohio river valley, 100 to 150 miles away at the southeast.
The partly crushed ore in the cars here at our feet and that soft, earth-like ore in the cars beyond have both come up from near the head of Lake Superior where the biggest and richest iron mines in the whole world are being worked. The hoisting apparatus overhead makes quick work of unloading a freighter, for those suspended buckets hold a ton apiece. They are run out over a vessel, let down into the hold, filled, drawn up, slid across the intervening space and then lowered for dumping into a car, all in a space of time hardly more than it takes to tell about it. If the supply of empty cars is insufficient, the accumulating surplus forms great stock-piles like those straight ahead, at our right. Still more rapid work can be done with immense "clams" that clutch five or ten tons at once; the gigantic steel derricks of such an unloading plant loom up in the distance at our left. We can watch at short range the operation of such powerful machines by using Stereographs 7963 or 7970.
For the mining of this ore, use 7947 and 7954. For its later manufacture into steel, use 5520-5523.
From Notes of Travel No. 37, copyright, 1906, by Underwood & Underwood.

Docks at Cleveland, O., with apparatus for unloading iron ore.
Docks à Cleveland, O., avec la machine pour débarquer le minàrai de fer.
Docks in Cleveland, O., mit Vorrichtungen zum Ausladen von Eisenerz.
Muelles en Cleveland, O., con aparatos para descargar el mineral de hierro.
Dockor i Cleveland, O., med maskineri för aflossandet af jarnmalm.
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood
Place of Publication:
New York, NY
Date of Original:
c1906
Dimensions:
Width: 17.8 cm
Height: 8.8 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
738
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4933273598149 Longitude: -81.7150554573163
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio
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Docks, switchyards and 1-tons buckets for lifting iron ore from ships to cars, Cleveland, Ohio


Stereoview of unloading equipment in Cleveland harbor.