Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Marine Record (Cleveland, OH), August 29, 1895, p. 7

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tion, and runs the -1,200 bushels. ca- The fifth or top THE NEW CALUMET. ELEVATOR, (ILLUSTRATED. ) Notable among the valuable additions to the already large elevator facilities of Chicago during the past year is the new Calumet Elevator, located on Dock No. 3 of the Calumet River, at the foot of One Hundred and Second street. + This elevator, shown in the accompanying illustra- tion, was built for the Calumet Hlevator Co. by the Met- calf-Macdonald Co., of Chicago. It occupies a ground space of 221 feet by 97 feet 8 inches, and is 167 feet high, with bins 71 feet 6 inches deep. ‘There are two unload- ing tracks through the house. The loading track is lo- cated on the outside and covered by a hanging shed. It contains ten elevators with a handling capacity of 9,000 bushels each per hour. These are so arranged that five legs may be used for receiving and five for shipping, or all ten may be turned into receiving or shipping as requirements may justify. The bin story is surmounted by a cupola five stories in height, the first story of which contains the tel- escope trolley spouts for distrib- uting the grain from the scales to Bhve bins. "The second story con- tains a 36-inch belt conveyor, which may be run in either direc- entire length of the. ho: u1.s.e,..:by. which grain may be elevated at any leg and distribut- ed to any bin on the dock side of the house. The third floor con- tains ten hopper scales of 1,200 bushels capacity each. Thefourth floor contains the ten garners of pacity each; also the line shafting for driving the elevator heads. floor contains: the elevator heads and spouting from same to scales. The power plant is located in a brick building at theeast end of the elevator, separat- ed therefrom bya brick wall. The -power-house occu- pies a ground space of 81 x 40 feet, and has a brick stack 14 feet in diameter at the base, and 169 feet high. The power plant consists of a battery of four boilers 72 inches by 16 feet, and a Reynolds-Corliss condensing engine of 600 horse-power. The main engine shaft extends through into the elevator, on which is located a fly-wheel sheave 16 feet in diameter, grooved for nineteen 14-inch ropes, fourteen of which transmit power direct to the line shaft located on the garner floor of cupola, from which power is distributed independently to the elevator heads. The remaining five grooves transmit power to the line shaft on the cleaner floor, which is located half way up in the bin story on the dock side, is 28x 117 feet, and contains three Howes Oat Clippers, of 1,000 bushels ca- pacity each, and three Monitor Separators of 2,000 ' bushels capacity each, all connected to Cyclone dust col- lectots with spouting, etc. There are six dock bins fitted with improved dock THE MARINE RECORD. spouts. The dock bins have direct spouts from the scales, which greatly facilitate the rapid handling of grain. The house also contains a car puller of 15 cars capac- ity, ten sets of Clark Power Grain Shovels, and ten Met- calf Bifurcated Loading Spouts. All elevator heads, cleaning machines, etc., which the operator may desire tostart or stop while the shafting is in motion, are equipped with steel plate frictionclutches. All machin- ery for this plant was furnished by the Webster Manu- facturing Co., of Chicago. The house is equipped with an electric light plant driven by independent high-speed engine. A complete fire service system, including duplex fire pump, stand- pipe, hose, nozzles and twin connection for steamer is provided. Also a complete system of live air sweepers with attachments for burning the dust under the boilers. The foundation for this elevator consists of piles driven in clusters of sixteen under the center piers, and nine under the outside and corner piers. The THE CALUMET ELEVATOR COMPANY’S ELEVATOR IN SOUTH CHICAGO. (Courtesy of American Elevator and Grain Trade.) piles are capped with three courses of oak and pine grillage, and on topof this is laid the dimension stone piers which carry the superstructure. —_— rrr ee RED LEAD FOR VESSELS. Thos. Gillard, foreman painter, Mare Island shops, says in the Painter’s Magazine: “Rcd lead is used principally by the government for iron work, and in my many years of experience (of course, I speak now as a ship painter), I do not think Iever used anything that answered the purpose of protecting and preserving iron work, both above and below water, better than good red lead and pure raw linseed oil. With all the patent paints they are continually ringing in on the market, and I have used many of them, I think I can say without fear of contradiction that pure red lead and pure linseed oil are the ingredients for making the best known paint in the world to-day for iron of any des- cription.” che NOTES. CLYDE shipbuilders are threatened with wage troubles. Tux British Isles have an average of 66 gales a year. A. J. CASSATT, an American, has purchased the Mar- quis of Anglesea’s steamyacht Star of the Sea, for £7,350. A NEW company has been formed, with Sir W. T. Lewis as chairman, to establish a regular line of steam- ers to run direct between Cardiff and New York. A SHIP canal through the narowest part of the United Kingdom is being talked of. The proposed route, of over 60 miles, is from Solway Firth to Newcastle-on- Tyne. THE president of the Union Iron Works, San Fran- cisco, has been invited to visit Japan and bid on con- tracts for the construction of new Japanese naval vessels. THE word ‘‘thimble’’ was derived from ‘“‘thumb bell”’ because it was originally worn on the thumb, where sailors still wear their thimbles. Itis a Dutch inven- tion, and in 1884 the bi-centennial of the thimble was celebrated in Amsterdam with great formality. THE dry-dock which is being constructed for the U.S. govern- ment at Port Or- chard, on Puget ‘Sound, will be the third largest . in the world. It is to be 650 feet long, 130 feet wide at the top, and 67 feet at the bottom. The depth will be 39 feet, and the draft over the sills at mean high wa- ter 30 feet. ‘* REGINALD, the river seems much lower to-night than last night.’’ “Well Maude, I must say I don’t notice it. How do you tell?” “Can*t you see that the water is not so near the top of the boat?’ ‘‘But last night there were four, in the boat, and to-night we arealone.” ‘Well but I don’t see how that could make the river higher or lower.” He gave it up and changed the con- versation. — Fair- play. THE new Port dry-dock, the largest in the United States, is now ready for use and was tested last Thursday with the monitor Amphitrite. A board, consisting of Capt. Wiles, Naval Constructor Han- scom and Civil Engineer Asserson, conducted the test. The vessel entered the dock three times, the gates were reversed, and the condition of the struc- ture carefully noted after each entrance. CHAUTAUQUA Lake will probably have a new steamer next year. Already plans are being made fora large boat to take the place of the old City of Jamestown, which was the largest on the lake. The steamers have done a heavy business this year, and many times excur- sionists have been crowded. The Chautauqua Steam- boot Company has half a dozen large steamers now, but will build a new one to take care of increasing business. —<—— rn oo a THE MARINE RECORD is the headquarters for marine publications of every description. No. 144 Superior St, Royal, S.C;

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