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Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company photographs and films

Accession 1971.530

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company photographs and films
Dates: 1776, 1780, 1870-1965
Accession Number: 1971.530
Creator: Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company.
Extent: 7 linear feet
Physical Description: 1054 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 34 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller mounted. 7 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. 7 photomechanical print : b&w ; 10 x 13 in. or smaller. 1 photomechanical print : color ; 5 x 6.5 in. 1 rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board. 3 albumen silver prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 2 postcards. 2 engravings. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; panoramas. 1 cyanotype composite. Contact sheets (cut up). 1 proposal : 3 pages and 19 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 1 album : black, cloth ; 7 x 11 in. (closed). Containing 57 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. 1 scrapbook : black, cloth ; 11 x 16 in. (closed). Containing 541 cyanotypes. 35 reels : si., col. ; 16mm. 8 reels : si., b&w ; 16mm. 8 reels : sd., col. ; 16mm. 3 reels : si., col. ; 35mm.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: The Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company produced frogs, switches and other railroad fittings including couplings, axles and wheels, as well as war material during both World Wars. The company was incorporated in 1912 as successor to the Taylor Iron & Steel Company. The collection contains photographs primarily of products such as dredging equipment, railroad tracks, rollers, crushers, and buckets. The films document dredge buckets in operation and were shot in the United States and at international locations. The collection has been organized into four series: Company history, Plant views, Products, and Films. Each series is arranged alphabetically.
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Administrative Information


Existence and Location of Copies

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Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. Film material is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing (Box 8 and Film Cans 1-42). Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

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Historical Note

The Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company produced frogs, switches and other railroad fittings including couplings, axles, and wheels, as well as war material during both World Wars. The company was incorporated in 1912 as successor to the Taylor Iron & Steel Company and traces its roots to the Union Iron Works, established at what is now High Bridge, New Jersey, in 1742 by William Allen (1704-1780) and Joseph Turner (1701-1783) of Philadelphia.

In 1803 Robert Taylor (1740-1821), the forge manager, purchased the works. By 1851 the area had become known as High Bridge, New Jersey, and in 1868 the business was incorporated as the Taylor Iron Works. In all, five generations of the Taylor family managed the company through its history.

Before 1892 the ironworks turned out standard products for the period, including many items for railroads. In that year, however, they acquired the American rights to a manganese alloy steel invented by Robert Hadfield (1858-1940) of England. This especially strong steel was used in the manufacture of specialty products marketed under the name "TISCO," including railroad frogs and switches, artillery shells, and excavating equipment. With the acquisition of the rights to this steel, Taylor began a period of expansion. In 1912 they absorbed the William Wharton Company of Philadelphia, manufacturer of frogs and switches, and changed their name to the Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company. In 1913 they acquired the Tioga Iron and Steel Company, also of Philadelphia; in 1914 a second plant was built in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Taylor-Wharton was heavily involved in the manufacture of ordnance during World War I, including the forging of naval guns in their Philadelphia facility and the manufacture of artillery shells at High Bridge. After the war, the company continued expansion, buying the Philadelphia Roll and Machine Company; the American Frog and Switch Company of Hamilton, Ohio; and a share in the Yuba Manufacturing Company of California, makers of dredges. Dredging equipment and compressed gas cylinders were Taylor-Wharton's two chief peacetime products, but with the coming of World War II, they returned to ordnance manufacturing, including artillery shells, tank treads, and helmets.

After celebrating its 210th anniversary in 1952, Taylor-Wharton was acquired by the Harsco Corporation. The High Bridge plant was closed in 1970.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains photographs primarily of products such as dredging equipment, railroad tracks, rollers, crushers, and buckets. The films document dredge buckets in operation. The films were shot in the United States and at international locations. The collection has been organized into four series: Company history, Plant views, Products, and Films. Each series is arranged alphabetically.

The Company history series show the ruins of the old Union Iron Forge at High Bridge, along with the ironmaster's house. There is a group of photographs of disabled soldiers viewing the manufacture of tank treads during World War II, as well as other ordnance work from that period. There are individual and group portraits of personnel, many individuals are identified. There are reproductions of a map from 1776 and an advertisement from 1780. The remaining materials date from the 1900s to 1965.

The Plant views series show the plants at High Bridge, New Jersey; Easton and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Hamilton, Ohio. A particularly fine series of photographs shows expansion at the Tioga Iron and Steel Factory in Philadelphia and the steps involved in forging naval guns there during World War I. These materials date from 1912 to 1948.

The Products series consists mainly of photographs of products made from TISCO steel from 1910 to 1920, including dredging equipment, railroad wheels, rollers and crushers, ordnance, and small fittings. Other products of Taylor-Wharton include ball mill liners, buckets, dredges, pumps, stills, gears, wheels, sprockets, railroad tracks, tracker links and grouses, and tracked vehicles. There are a set of images of safes which include factory views. These materials date from the 1890s to 1942.

The films series consists of fifty-one silent 16mm films dating from the mid 1930s through the 1940s. It is unclear as to who created the films, the majority of the films contain imagery of Taylor-Wharton dredge buckets and other equipment associated with the Taylor-Wharton Iron & Steel Company. The films were shot in California and Alaska, as well as internationally in Bali, Bulolo, Kuala Lumpur, La Grange, Malaya, Mangarr, Old Natomas,Colombia, Burma, Siam, Karamata, Sydney and other unidentified places. Many of these films include landscape scenery, indigenous people, animals and aerial footage. There is also an instructional film created by G.R. Hanks on the correct way to slide and run the bases in baseball. There are two short reels of the 200th Anniversary and three 35mm motion pictures of tractors, and steel products. Many of these films have multiple splices that make viewing difficult.

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Access Points

Allen & Turner (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Foundries.
Industrial buildings.
Iron and steel workers.
Iron industry and trade.
Steel industry and trade.
Union Iron Works Co.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

I. Company history, 1776, 1780, 1900s-1965
Box Folder
1 1 Advertisement, 1780 December 6 [From the New Jersey Gazette. First advertisement using the Taylor name for iron products.] ; 1 photographic reproduction : b&w ; 3 x 4 in. (2 copies).
Box Folder
1 2 Camp Taylor, circa 1900s; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5.5 in. 1 photomechanical print : color ; 5 x 6.5 in.
Box Folder
1 3 Cannon balls for Washington's Army, 1965, undated [A parade car and close-up of a cannon ball mold.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 4 "Greystone" family mansion, 1939, undated [Exteriors. Three images of fireplaces.] ; 31 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
1 5 Personnel, 1895-1943, 1962 [Includes individual portraits: James McGenley, James McKiernan, George Latimer, William Fritts, William Hoffman, James Somerford, William H. Sorson?, Hezekiah Afgar, Zeuas Afgar, Ellis Afgar, David Afgar, Bloomfield Afgar, Harry Allen, William H. Neighbor, James Meade, John Meade, Simon Philhower, John Nagle, Benjamin Robbins, James R. Smith, Smauel Tait, Alexander Sturgeon, Lemmuel Wilson, Newton Tiger, Wilmer Swartley, Louis F. Burkley, J.C. Robinson, William Duckloe, R.A. Hadfield, George R. Hanks, John C. Minor, L.W. Schmidt, J.A. Krugler, and Ralph G. Detmer. Includes group portraits: Directors of the First National Bank; Farewell meeting of Watchmen on John Nagle's retirement; 40 Year Dinner; softball teams; the Office and Engineering Department (E.F. Norris, W.B. Cooke, H.F. McDermott, H.E. Baton, F.T. Foy, J.F. Smith, F.L. Keim, C.M. Lear, H.P. Mellor, and F. Fisher); three generations of the Cramer family (John Cramer, Floyd Cramer, William Cramer, Dorothy Cramer); and group portrait of (R.U. Aller, A.H. Exton, Harry A. Hunt, John Mack, Edward Hopkins, Joseph Pretty, A.S. Hummel, and George Lindabury).] ; 32 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 39 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in. 2 engravings.
Box Folder
5 1 Personnel, 1902, 1917, 1937, 1948, undated [Includes: Charles Hoover, Herbert Hoover, 175th Anniversary, Steel Foundry and Laboratory Group, and sales meeting.] ; 9 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller mounted.
Box Folder
1 6 "Seat of War in North America" map, 1776; 4 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 7 Servicemen visit plant, 1943 October; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 8 Taylor-Wharton railcar and engine, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 9 Union Iron Works, 1939, 1942; 22 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Drawer
AA-09 Union Iron Works, Linn Tractors at work, undated [Stillwater, Beaver River, New York. Photograph by H.M. Beach, Lowville, New York.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; panorama.
Box Folder
1 10 "Valentines" tanks being inspected in England, 1941; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 11 William Allen, undated [Includes: view of second floor of Independence Hall room used for banquet by Allen, a reproduction of an excerpt from the Pennsylvania Journal mentioning a furnace Allen was building, and a reproduction of a portion of a lease between Allen and the West New Jersey Society.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 2 photographic reproductions : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
Box Folder
5 2 Unidentified, undated [Includes an image of a parade car and a group of men peeling potatoes.] ; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller, mounted.
II. Plant views, 1912-1948
Box Folder
2 1 American Frog & Switch Co., undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 2 Easton, Pennsylvania, exteriors, 1948, undated; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 4 Easton, Pennsylvania, exteriors, 1915; 1 rendering : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
1 12 High Bridge, New Jersey, 200th anniversary, 1942; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
1 13-14 High Bridge, New Jersey, exteriors, 1933-1935, undated; 62 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 3 albumen silver prints : b&w ; 5 x 8 in. 2 postcards.
Box Folder
5 3 High Bridge, New Jersey, exteriors, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board. 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 7 x 10.5 in.
Box Folder
1 15-17 High Bridge, New Jersey, interiors, 1924, circa 1940s, undated; 117 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Box Folder
5 5 Railroad track work plants, 1912, undated; 1 photomechanical print : b&w ; 10 x 13 in. mounted on board. 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 9 in.
Box Folder
2 3-4 Tioga Iron & Steel Co. gun plant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, interiors and exteriors, 1917-1918; 79 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
5 6 Tioga Iron & Steel Co. gun plant, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, exterior, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Unidentified plants, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; panoramas. Rolled, brittle.
III. Products, 1890s-1942
Box Folder
2 5 Advertisements of various products, undated; 5 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 1 cyanotype composite.
Box Folder
2 6 Ball mill liners, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 7 Buckets, undated; Contact sheets (cut up).
Box Folder
2 8 Conveyor chain, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 9 Cutter heads, 1915, undated; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 7 Crushing and milling parts, undated; 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
2 10 Dipper buckets, 1919, undated; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 8 Dipper buckets, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
2 11 Dredges, circa 1920s, 1942, undated; 17 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 5 in.
Box Folder
5 9 Dredges, undated; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box
6 Dredges album, undated; 1 album : black, cloth ; 7 x 11 in. (closed). Containing 57 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 4 in.
Box Folder
2 12 Gears, wheels, and sprockets, circa 1910s, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 13 Grinding mill parts, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 14 Gyratory crusher, circa 1910s, undated; 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 10 Hadfield patent manganese steel, circa 1890s; 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in.
Box
7 "Main Office" products scrapbook, undated; 1 scrapbook : black, cloth ; 11 x 16 in. (closed). Containing 541 cyanotypes. Images are brittle.
Box Folder
2 15 Munitions, undated; 11 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 16 Oil stills, circa 1910s; 5 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 17 Philadelphia Roll & Machine Company, undated; 18 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 11 Philadelphia Roll & Machine Company, 1919, undated; 2 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board. 1 proposal : 3 pages and 19 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 18 Powder press cylinder, circa 1910s, undated; 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
2 19 Pumps, circa 1910s, undated; 15 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
5 12 Pumps, undated; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
2 20 Railroad tracks, 1894-1902, undated; 20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Box Folder
5 13 Safes, undated [Includes final products and factory views.] ; 8 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board. 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
3 1-6 "Tisco" manganese steel products album 1, undated [Removed from album for preservation, original order maintained.] ; 210 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
3 7 "Tisco" manganese steel products album 2, undated [Removed from album for preservation, original order maintained.] ; 30 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
4 1-6 "Tisco" manganese steel products album 2, undated [Removed from album for preservation, original order maintained.] ; 178 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
4 7 Tracker links and grouses, undated; 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Box Folder
4 8-9 Tracked vehicles, 1918, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 6 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. mounted on board.
Box Folder
4 10 Unidentified, 1916, 1925, undated; 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
IV. Films, 1935-1947
Film
Can 25 200th Anniversary, 1942 [2 reels (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
Film
Can 1 A dredge, Far East, circa 1938 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Siam, Southern Siamese Tin Dredging, Ltd.; Post office at Ronpibon, Siam; Ronpibon Tin Ltd., lips bolted to buckets; Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Kennedy, Anglo-Siamese Tin Syndicate, ltd. and Ed Walker of Waugh, Co., Had Yai Dredge; Tinsongkla, N.L. Dredge near Ban Din Lan, Siam, Kent pins; Chinese coolies washing the tin concentrates; Siam, Had Yai railroad station; Pattani TIn, Na Pradu, Siam. Open hydraulic mine and dredge; Taiping district, F.M.S. Larut Tin Fields, Ltd. #5 Werf Conrad dredge same as Pattani Tin dredge; Taiping district, F.M.S. Kamunting Tin Dredging Limited. More buckets without flare; Kuala Lumpur district, Batu Caves Tin Dredging Limited; Killinghall Tin Dredging Limited; A Kent Pin (nickel chrome-molybdenum) worn 1-9/16" deep by rear eye bushing-unworn by from eyes. 7300 hours service; Bushings with end bearings only on edges; Ipoh district, F.M.S. near Batu Gajah, Kramat Tin Dredging Co. New Tisco bucket line; Old Kramat buckets without flare; Jelebu Tin Dredging Co. John Bruce, Manager, and family. Tiger he shot nearby; Pelepah Tin Dredging Ltd. at Kota Tinggi Jehore. The only dredge in this state, 50 miles from Singapore.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:11:37. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC01 ].
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Can 2 Alaska I, 1935-1937 [Film briefly depicts fishing operation of the Annette Island Canning Company. Scenic shots of icebergs and mountains from a boat. Various dogs. Outside the Selkirk Trading Post. Moose swimming in the water. The Hotel Royal Alexandria. Water hose soaking land. Working dredge buckets. Northern Commercial Company and Post Office in Fort Yukon. Various shots of the town of Fairbanks. A plane from Pollack Flying Service. Aerial footage. More shots of planes, airplane hangar and men pictured outside.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:11:35. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC02 ].
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Can 3 Alaska II, 1940 [Begins outside Pan American Airways System Temporary Base. Depicts plane, interior plane with passengers and aerial footage of area. Shots of a river, sign reading "The Robert Lowe Bridge", people on the bridge and steep mountains surrounding river. Flower gardens. The Pacific Alaska Airways airplane hangar. More aerial footage. Various shots of workmen. A parade with a large boat, people on bicycles and various automobiles. People outside of an Alaskan Airways plane and more aerial footage. Seaplane landing in the water and passengers being lifted on a platform to the dock to exit. Seaplane takes off again. Passengers outside a United Airways plane. More aerial footage.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:10:36. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC03 ].
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Can 4 Alaska III, 1940 [Couple in front of a Pacific Alaska Airways plane. Shots of trees and a quarry. Equipment in use and shots of workmen. People on dock near Pan American Airways plane in water. Aerial footage.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:05:35. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC04 ].
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Can 5 Alaska odds and ends, circa 1940 [Shots include various scenery, dogs, people, planes, flowers, boats, equipment in use, houses and a ship called the "Princess Louise".] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:10:45. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC05 ].
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Can 6 Anglo oriental dredge, circa 1938 [Images include unidentified men and women, construction site with people working, dredges, marketplaces, boats, views from a ship, large monument with statue of man.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:04:42. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC06 ].
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Can 7 B dredge, Far East, circa 1938 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Southern Kampar Tin Dredging Ltd. Tanjong Tualang. Nuba dredge Tisco buckets.; Kampar Malaya Tin Dredging Ltd., near Kampar. Yuba dredge Tisco buckets; Yukon Gold Co., Ampen near Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S.Dredge #4-Tisco buckets; Yukon Gold Company Dredge #3. Tisco buckets; Mr. L.E. Blair, Supt. Tisco buckets & tumbler; Selayang Tin Dredging Ltd., near Kuala Lumpur Hood shoulder to use lip without flare; Anglo-Malayan Tin Ltd. near Rawang, Kuala Lumpur district. Serendah dredge; Anglo-Malayan Tin Ltd. Rawang Concessions dredge; Ipoh District Limestone pinnacles in the floor of an open tin mine; Anglo-Malayan Tin Ltd. Malim Nawar Kampong Lanjut #2 Dredge; Mr. Ahlston, Manager. Mr. Chapman, Engineer; Cast iron pump parts made in local foundries; Mr. Ahlston and family also Ed Walker and C.B.A.; Malim Nawar, once a Werf Conrad bucket dredge- now works as a suction dredge in an open mine; Austral Malay T.D. Ltd. Kampong Kamunting T.D. Ltd., Kerantan Dredge. The only dredge in the state of Kedah, Unfederated Malay States.; Lower tumbler with grooves to allow for peening; Unsuccessful experimental bucket designed by F.W. Payne & Co. with lubricated bronze bushed rear eyes; Old style buckets with wedge block in rear eye; A pile driver with handles for four coolies.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:13:14. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC07 ].
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Can 8 Bengalis, 1938 [Images include boy in boat, boats, views from the ship, unidentified men with automobile, "Equator" marker, dredge in action, unidentified men in boat, buildings. Includes title cards with accompanying images: Scenes on the island of Bali. This sections contains images of indigenous peoples, scenery, dancing, temples and other unidentified people.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:08:21. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC08 ].
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Can 21 Bulolo, 1938 February [Includes title cards with accompanying images: No. 1 Bulolo Dredge February 15, 1938 with Tisco Riveted Bucket Line; Unloading Tisco Rivetless Buckets from truck at No. 1 Dredge Site; Tightening Wedge Bolts with Sledge and Pneumatic Nut Gun; No. 1 Bulolo Dredge February 18, 1938 Installing Tisco Rivetless Buckets; Clyde Taylor and Louis J. Joubert with visitors. New No. 8 Dredge under construction near Watut Camp; Baiune Creek, Home of Grant Leeson during construction of Power Flume; No. 2 Dredge; Suspension bridge, engineered and built by Bulolo Organization; Tree blown across road near Watut Camp; No. 3 Dredge, Jack Shuford, Dredge Master; No. 4 Dredge; No. 5 Dredge with patented Perry Idler, available through Yuba Manufacturing Company; No. 6 Dredge February 19, 1938, nearing completion Tisco (Taylor-Wharton) Rivetless Buckets; Louis J. Joubert and visitors inspecting ant hill; Corn growing in Bulolo garden, native boy's hair bleached with lime; native cemetery; John Wright and O.B.Hart; Bulolo Airdrome, shops and storehouse; Tom Laird, wife and visitors; Leaving Bulolo February 22, 1938; Passing over No. 6 Dredge under construction; Leaving Wau on stormy flight to Port Moresby; The Fly River, Papua; Arriving Port Moresby February 22, 1938 to embark February 24, on motor ship "Maetsuycker" for Java.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:13:08. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC21 ].
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Can 9 Bulolo gold dredge, circa 1938 [Images of bridges, boats, mountains, airplane, unidentified people, sign that says "Suva, 1/2 mile", city, people outside ship, scenery from ship, dredge in action, rocky landscape, monument, plane landing, aerial footage, geysers and springs.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:12:42. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC09 ].
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Can 26 Bulolo gold dredging, 1938 [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 10 C dredge, Far East, circa 1938 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Southern Kinta Consolidated Ltd. Penawa (Malaya) T.D. Co. Ltd. Southern Ipoh district. New Tisco buckets and trays; The two mile ride by dinky to the dredges; Tronoh Mines, Southern Ipoh district; Limestone pinnacles in bed of open tin mine. Unsuccessfully dredged at one time; Two-part lower tumbler manganese shell held on center with wedges and through bolts; Office of Tavoy Tin Dredging Corporation Tavoy, Burma. Tumblers at the dock; Camp at Kyaukmedaung, Burma. E.I. Bean, Supt. born in Hammonton, Cal., and Hugh Gemmel, acting manager; The foundry and machine shop. The sign says 'No Admittance' in several languages; Baby dredge; Bamboo road leading through jungle to 'Thistle' dredge; Thingandon T.D. Ltd. between Tavoy and Kyaukmedaung; Elephant clearing the jungle ahead of dredge; River crossing en route to Camp Pyngui. Camp Pyngui, 75 miles north of Tavoy Cambria Dredge; I.J. Mayfield, Supt. of Camp Pyngui and the Cambria dredge. Jimmie and Mona Mayfield children of the American Superintendent who came from Marysville, Calif.; Strips welded to bottoms of worn buckets; Mangrove wood to burn in the boilers; Cambria dredge. Built by Werf Conrad Tisco buckets; Re-lipping on deck; Limestone boulders which wreck buckets; Oxygen cylinders shipped from England in burlap jackets; On the way back to Tavoy-the landing place for the launch MYGINAY which means 'home of the crocodiles' in Burmese; Work elephants along the road; A golden pagoda perched on high boulder; A native saw mill; A large open hydraulic tin mine near Tavoy at Helinda. The Anglo-Burma Development Co. Major Mark Day, Mgr.; "YENGYUA" The shallow drift river boat, connecting tavoy with the Rangoon-Penang ships; Aboard the 'BARJORA' again bound for Penang. Observe the snake writhing in achor chain.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:08:53. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC10 ].
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Can 11 California dredges, circa 1938 [Shots of Yuba dredge, Natoma Post Office, Unidentified people, Merced dredge, Natomas #1 dredge, Man entering Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company building, dredge equipment in use.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:07:45. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC11 ].
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Can 12 Callahan, 1940 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Yuba #17, The largest gold dredge in the world. Capable of digging 150 ft. deep. Images of dredge, unidentified men, sign for Callahan and Carryville.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:05:36. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC12 ].
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Can 22 Columbia dredges, 1941 March [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Gold Dredging in Colombia, South America by G.V. Wood, Western Sales Manager; Swimming pool at the El Prado Hotel; Native canoe boys on the waterfront and the fruit market, Barranquilla; General merchandise stores, Barranquilla; Ford plane at San Marcos enroute from Barranquilla to Pato; Nechi River between Pato Landing and Pato Camp; Pato Dredge No. 1 showing Tisco Rivetless Buckets with pin locks; Hibiscus and gold flower near Manager's cottage, Pato; Casa Grande, Pato Camp; Pato Main Camp in distance; Nechi dredge in distance; Nechi dredge with Tisco Buckets with welded lips and tips; Major Franklin and Mr. Sawyer; Ribbed stacker belt, Nechi Dredge; Swamp and jungle ahead of Nechi Dredge; Panning samples taken from buckets; Jobo Dredge #3, Pato; Native Placer Mining; Method of reclaiming old buckets; Rig for welding buckets; Bagre Dredge #5, Pato, Tisco buckets with welded lip pieces; Mrs. Sawyer; Washing Plants and Hydraulic Mining Operations at Pato.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:13:00. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC22 ].
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Can 13 D dredge, Far East, circa 1938 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Arrival at Muntok, Banka, Netherlands East Indies, on S.S. Ophir; Main office of Bankatinwinning, The government mining organization; The Pasanggrahan or Rest House at Muntok; Rambat Dredge; Menoembing Hill Station resthouse for vacations; Tempilang dredge working offshore in the sea; Diniang Dredge; Shops at Soengei Liat; Toboali dredge working offshore in the sea; Leaving Pangkal Pinang Banka, on s.s. DE WEERT for Billiton; Main office at Tandjong-Pandan Billington; Dredge VII New Dutch buckets, poorly designed and cracked before use; New upper tumbler of remarkable design; Tisco buckets 5216, 5217 and 5218 on dredge VII after one year's service; Old buckets with lips welded on; In the vicinity of Manggar Dredges III, V and VI; Shops at Manggar; S.S. Sibert from Billiton to Batavia Java.] ; 1 reel (200 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:06:01. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC13 ].
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Can 14 Far East, dredges, circa 1938 [Images include unidentified people playing shuffleboard on deck of ship, water going by as ship is in motion, four unidentified men outside building, horse pulling a type of wagon. Includes title cards with accompanying images: The Hague office of teh Billiton Co. W.H. Smith, chief engineer and our agent, Jacob Vrins; Haarlem, Office and plant of Werf Conrad-now known as Stork-Conrad, dredge builders; Marseilles harbor; Aboard s.s. Rawalpindi, P.&O. Line, the start of a trip lasting 21 days to Penang; Near Marseilles Chateau d'If-famous in Duma's story "Count of Monte Cristo"; The harbor at Malta in the Mediterranean; Lascar sailors on the s.s. Rawalpindi; In the Suez Canal, the war memorial to the Anzacs at Ismailia Egypt; Suez Canal, Dredge Ptolemy II; W. Harold Edwards Director of London Tin Corporation, on s.s. Rawalpindi; Suez, town at southern end of canal; Aden, Arabia, the water tanks built about 500 A.D. No rain here for 7 years; Our ship Rawalpindi and its sister 'Viceroy of India' in Aden harbor; Cape Guardafui, farthest eastern point of Africa; Socotra Island, last land in sight for six days; Flying fish; A stop for a day in Ceylon, by motor car from Columbo to Kandy; A young Scot going to live in Hong Kong; Penang at the Runnymede Hotel; Bathing near Penang, Ocean temperature 89 degrees; Penang, Eastern Smelting Co. Messrs. Newbold, MacKay and W. Harold Edwards of Anglo-Oriental; Penang, Henry Waugh & Company, Walker at left; Dr. J. Henry Hertz, American dentist, 30 years in Penang. Has relatives in Hazleton and Easton, Penna.; Penang Polo Club; Siam, interior of only car on train-Had Yai Junction to Ban Din Lan; Ronpibon Station; View from Penang Hill; A Sunday hike in the camphor forest near Rawang; Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S. Majestic Hotel and railroad station; Monkeys seeking food back of Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, F.M.S.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:11:56. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC14 ].
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Can 27 Formeyer? Pond, 1941 September [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 15 Karimata, tin mining dredge, 1938 [Film depicts shot of ship, S.S. Karimata, people unloading on dock, various dredging operations, unidentified people, Banka Soerabaia dredge and Billiton VII dredge.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:11:58. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC15 ].
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Can 23 La Grange, capital 2 merced, circa 1938 [Includes title card with accompanying images: Yuba Gold Dredge 'Capital #2' Bucket Capacity 8 Cubic Feet; Yuba Gold Dredge 'La Grange' Bucket Capacity 9 Cubic Feet; Yuba Gold Dredge 'Merced Unit #1' Bucket Capacity 9 Cubic Feet. Images include unidentified men and multiple dredging operations.] ; 1 reel (300 ft) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:06:54. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC23 ].
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Can 40 The Linn Tractor - and the Transportation Problem was Thought Solved with Motor Trucks, undated [Hagley does not have playback equipment for 35mm films.] ; 1 reel (500 ft) : si., col. ; 35mm.
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Can 28 Malaya dredging, undated [1 reel (100 ft) : si., b&w ; 16mm.]
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Can 41 Morris Tractor Cleaning Roads Near Norwich, New York, undated [Hagley does not have playback equipment for 35mm films.] ; 1 reel (800 ft) : si., col. ; 35mm.
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Can 29 Old method vs. new method, undated [Unidentified process.] [1 reel (100 ft) : si., b&w ; 16mm.]
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Can 24 Old Natomas, circa 1938 [Includes title card with accompanying images: Yuba Placer gold dredges operated by the Natomas Company of California, at Natoma, California; Natoma #8, a Yuba dredge, built in 1911 and still operating very efficiently; 15 cubic foot buckets capable of digging 60 feet below water level; Buckets dumping into main hopper; Revolving screen, where dredged material is washed and screened; Panorama of this Yuba dredge showing some of the ground worked during the past few years; View from Stern Gantry of Natoma no. 10, a 15 cubic foot Yuba dredge; 15 cubic foot buckets, some of which have been in continuous service for over five years; Resoiling type of stacker, Natoma no. 10; Russian dredge engineers are very pleased with Yuba dredges; The dredgemaster is also pleased; Bucket Line, Natoma, no. 2; Looking down from Stern Gantry onto resoiling equipment; Sand wheels and resoiling equipment in operation on Natoma no. 4; In the wake of a resoiling dredge; Yuba Gold Dredge Natowa #10, Bucket capacity 15 cubic feet. Images include unidentified men and multiple dredging operations.] ; 1 reel (300 ft) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:07:31. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC24 ].
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Can 42 Putting the Right Steel on the Job, undated [Hagley does not have playback equipment for 35mm films.] ; 1 reel (800 ft) : si., col. ; 35mm.
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Can 30 Russian buckets and tumblers, 1947 October [Ski scenes and Big Boulder.] [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 31 Russian dredge, 1947 August [Carting, Lake Salitude, and swimming.] [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 32 Sacramento Dredging Company, Folsom, California, undated [AMSCO design rivetless bucket and lip.] [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 33 San Joaquin dredge, undated [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 34 Scraps of dredge pictures, 1937 July [Expansion head pin at snelling.] [1 reel (100 ft) : si., b&w ; 16mm.]
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Can 35 Siam party at dock, undated [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 16 Sliding and running bases, circa 1940 [Film describes the proper way to slide and run bases in baseball. Include title cards with lengthy explanations and images with players executing plays. Created by G.R. Hanks and includes Pete Mazar, a player for a St. Louis Cardinals farm team and Al Robinson of High Bridge, New Jersey.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:10:23. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC16 ].
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Can 17 Snelling relipping, 1936 July 30 [Includes title cards: Snelling Gold Dredging Company, Snelling , California. Dredge No. 2, July 30, 1936. Third lip change.; Complete line of patented TISCO Manganese Steel Rivetless Buckets, 7 cubic feet capacity, made by Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company, High Bridge, New Jersey. Images include workers, removing old lips and inserting new lips onto buckets and dredging restarted. Second segment title card with accompanying images: Sacramento Dredging Company Folsom, California. AMSCO Design Rivetless Bucket and Lip. Lip ends are inserted in open recesses. Then lips rocked through arc to seat on bucket hood.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16mm. TRT 00:06:38. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC17 ].
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Can 18 Snelling reriveting, 1936 July 30 [Includes title cards with accompanying images: Snelling Gold Dredging Company, Snelling , California. Dredge No. 2, July 30, 1936. Third lip change.; Complete line of patented TISCO Manganese Steel Rivetless Buckets, 7 cubic feet capacity, made by Taylor Wharton Iron & Steel Company, High Bridge, New Jersey. Images include workers, removing old lips and inserting new lips onto buckets and dredging restarted.] ; 1 reel (300 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:06:53. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC18 ].
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Can 36 Snow scenes, 1947 January 6 [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 19 Sydney, circa 1940 [Images includes unidentified people, men in uniform marching, dredging operation. Includes title cards with accompanying images: Rubber plantation near Ipoh. Tapping the latex from the trees. Each morning a thin sliceis cut from the edge of the bark; En route from Penang to Burma, s.s. Barjora of British India Steam Navigation Company; Mergui, Burma. First Stop.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:04:34. There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC19 ].
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Can 37 Tongkah Harbor, Siam, 1938 March 15 [1 reel (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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Can 20 Unidentified, circa 1938 [Images of street scenes, animals working in fields, men in uniform marching, planes flying overhead, a woman cuts into and eats an exotic fruit, extraction of sap from rubber tree, boats, unidentified people, dog, Siam Kamra Dredge sign, woman with children, elephant and people in parade.] ; 1 reel (400 ft.) : si., b&w & col. ; 16mm. TRT 00:10:39.There is a low quality digital access copy available, [ID: FILM_1971530_FC20 ].
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Can 38-39 Unidentified dredge films, undated [12 reels (100 ft) : si., col. ; 16mm.]
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8 Unidentified film strips, undated; 8 film strips : si., col. ; 16mm.