Contractor Volume 24

Contractor Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...hopper. Each box holds 131/2 cu. ft. The track is 3 ft. gauge, and flatcars are used, hauled by locomotive. With eight men working at the mixer, this outfit, in a 10-hour day, has laid 380 ft. of 12-ft., 7 1;@-in. concrete slab, or about 169 sq. yd. The work is being done by the Portage County Improvement Association. B. F. Batchelder, chief engineer. The senior partner of T. H. McHale & Son, the contractors for the job, stands in the center of the group, and the junior stands at the extreme right. Between is Inspector H. W. Thompson, while at the left are the two Millers, Superintendent George, with his coat off, and Contractors' Engineer Clifford, with his coat on. No, the Millers are not brothers. Nor do we know why Clifford Miller should be laughing upon such an occasion. The Mc-Hales have been building all kinds of buildings for the last nine years. three years in Watertown and six years in Syracuse. One of their big jobs was the model machine shop of the Seneca Falls Manufacturing Co. in Seneca Falls. THE "BIG FIVE" ON THE NEW JEFFERSON SCHOOL IN SYRACUSE. This consisted of six buildings. Some 28 years before the nine just mentioned McHale senior started out in the building business by erecting a theatre in Lowville, N. Y. Then he went to other towns and built them theatres. After awhile he built other kinds of buildings, and now. as we have said, the McHales build everything in the building line. Inspector Thompson has in the last thirty-five years filled about all the positions the construction game affords--everything from foreman up--and pretty well up, too, for he was the architect's man on the L. T. Smith building in Seattle, with its 42 stories. Engineer Miller lays out build ings and gives lines; he...show more

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  • Paperback | 570 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,002g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866983
  • 9781236866981