Guide to the Steel Process Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1907-1927 AIS.2014.01

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Steel Process Lantern Slide Collection
Creator
Colonial Steel Company.
Collection Number
AIS.2014.01
Date
ca. 1907-1927
Extent
80.0 items (2 boxes)
Abstract
This collection of 80 lantern slides documents steel mills, the steelmaking process, and railroad activities during the early 20th century, specifically the Colonial Steel Company.

Preferred Citation

Steel Process Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1907-1927, AIS.2014.01, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

The Steel Process Lantern Slide Collection contains 80 lantern slides organized into three series documenting steel mills, the steelmaking process, and railroad activities during the early 20th Century. The Colonial Steel Company is represented in 24 slides with 53 slides depicting the steel making process from various mills in Pennsylvania and New York. The remaining three slides are topical and depict railroads and a gardening program at a Philadelphia school.

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Arrangement

Series I. Colonial Steel Company, c.1917-1927

Series II. Steel Processes, Products, and Equipment

Series III. Topical

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, April 2015

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

No copyright restrictions.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Kenneth Kobus in 2014.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Erin Scrimger in 2015.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Colonial Steel Company.

Genre(s)

  • Lantern slides

Geographic Name(s)

  • New York (State)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- History

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Midland (Beaver County)
  • Iron and steel workers -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Railroads -- Photographs
  • Steel industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Transportation

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Previous Citation

Steel Process Lantern Slide Collection, ca. 1907-1927, AIS.2014.01, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

Series  I. Colonial Steel Company, ca. 1917-1927    24.0 items

Scope and Content Notes

The images in this series depict Colonial Steel Company from ca. 1917-1927. This series also includes a 1927 date book. The company was organized in 1901 and specialized in making hardened, tempered steel used to make tools. The company was absorbed by Vanadium Alloys Steel Company in 1928. The mill was located in Monaca, Pa., in Beaver County.

  BoxSlide
Colonial Steel Plant 242
  Slide
Puddling 43
  Slide
Tapping Slag in Puddle Furnace 44
  Slide
Drawing Iron from Puddling Furnace 45
  Slide
Puddled Ball of Iron Entering Squeezer in a Puddling Mill 46
  Slide
Rolling Muck Bar 47
  Slide
Rolling Bars 16" Mill 48
  Slide
Rolling Bars 9" Mill 49
  Slide
Rolling Bar 12" Mill 50
  Slide
Shearing Muck Bar 51
  Slide
Packing Crucibles 52
  Slide
Drawing Crucibles from Furnace 53
  Slide
Drawing Crucibles from Furnace 2 54
  Slide
Teaming Ingots from Crucible 55
  Slide
Casting Crucible Ingots with Ladle 56
  Slide
Stripping Ingots 57
  Slide
Cogging Ingots on Big Hammer 58
  Slide
Finishing Large Squares on Hammer 59
  Slide
Reducing Billets 60
  Slide
Forging on Hammer 61
  Slide
Hammering on Tilt Hammer 62
  Slide
Shipping from Warehouse 63
  Slide
Inspection for Seams 64
  Slide
Inspection Topping 65
  Item
Colonial Steel Datebook, 1927 1

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Series  II. Steel Processes, Products, and Equipment, ca. 1907-1927    53.0 items

Scope and Content Notes

This series contains images that show the different processes for making steel. These pictures were taken in Pennsylvania and New York. The dates for this series are unknown.

  BoxSlide
Charging Side Open Hearth Furnaces Charging Hot Metal 13
  Slide
Carrie Blast Furnaces 4
  Slide
Tapping Side Open Hearth Furnaces- Ladles in Position 5
  Slide
2BB and 122 Duquesne Blast Furnace 6
  Slide
Duquesne Blast Furnace 7
  Slide
Duquesne Works (?) 8
  Slide
Duquesne Works (?) 9
  Slide
Installation of Three Mesa Steam blowing Engines at the Plant of the McKinney Steel Company 10
  Slide
Brown Hoist Unloaders 11
  Slide
Bunkers and Transporter under Construction 12
  Slide
Hewlett 13
  Slide
Hewlett Machines 14
  Slide
Plant of the Blast furnace 15
  Slide
Filling Shell with Nitro-Glycerin, for Shooting Oil Well 16
  Slide
Shooting Oil Well 17
  Slide
Rabbler at Work at Puddling Furnace Rolling Mill, 1911 18
  Slide
Hydraulic Shears Cutting 5 Inch Steel Slabs, 1907 19
  Slide
Pouring Molten Steel into Ladle 20
  Slide
Tapping an Open-Hearth Furnace 21
  Slide
Coal Barges on the Monongahela 22
  Slide
Plant of the Blast Furnace 23
  Slide
Confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers 24
  Slide
Bessemer Converter in Action Blowing Iron into Steel 25
  Slide
One Ton Herault Furnace, Front View before Tapping Heat 26
  Slide
Steel Mills at Night 27
  Slide
Drawing off Molten Iron from Blast Furnace to make "Pigs" 28
  Slide
Drawing off Slag from Blast Furnace, 1910 29
  Slide
Molds being filled with Molten Iron 30
  Slide
Erecting Shop 31
  Slide
Furnaces 32
  Slide
Filling Molds with Steel 33
  Slide
Mountain Iron Mine 34
  Slide
Press 35
  Slide
The Huge Hot Blast Furnaces 36
  Slide
Coining Presses Government Mint 37
  Slide
Pouring Pig Iron into a 1,300 Ton Mixer 38
  Slide
Blast Furnace 39
  Slide
Jones and Laughlin Steel Co. 40
  Slide
Coke Oven 41
  Slide
Steel Laborers 66
  Slide
U.S Steel Duquesne Works 22" Bar Mill 67
  Slide
Blast Furnace/ Stove Diagram 68
  Slide
Coal Yard 69
  Slide
Steel Manufacturing 70
  Slide
Slab 71
  Slide
Largest Plate Mill in the - Lukens Steel Co. 72
  Slide
Slab 73
  Slide
Machined Steel 74
  Slide
Sheet Roller 75
  Slide
Nickel Shot and Ladle Diagram 76
  Slide
Mill Buildings 77
  Slide
Nickel Cast Iron in Large Rack Gear for Car Wheel Lathes 78
  Slide
Driven Machine Equipment 79

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Series  III. Topical    3.0 items

Scope and Content Notes

The slides in this series primarily feature railroad scenes, including Pennsylvania Station in Pittsburgh, with the exception of one view of children gardening at a Philadelphia School. The dates for this series are unknown.

  BoxSlide
Ore Reclaiming Equipment 11
  Slide
The Pennsylvania Station 2
  Slide
School Gardens as a Practical Educational Method 80

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