Mineral Wealth Volume 8

Mineral Wealth Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...of the plant. There has been more or less delay in securing material for the completion of these works, but quite recently this delay has been overcome and the work is rapidly nearing completion. The machine shop is 420' in lengt.h and 80' wide. Two 20-ton "Niles" traveling cranes, electrically operated, will handle the machinery in this department. The foundry building' is 300' in length and 80' wide, with a daily cupola capacity of 30 tons. The blacksmith shop and boiler shop exceed 200' in length and are about 50' wide; t.he pattern storage building is a. two-story brick building and fire proof in construction; nearly adjoining same are the carpenter and tpattern shops; the oftices or administration building has been modeled after the new Oatkland station of the Santa Fe Railway. and is constructed of reinforced concrete, two stories in height, 120' long and 40' in width, the upper story of which will be used to house the engineering and draughting departments of the company. ' The entire plan of the buildings is that on 'the arrangement of a quadrangle. The mm chinery is all new. the previous equipment of the comp-any having been totally destroyed in the fire. Every machine will be operated directly and independently by electricity. it is estimated that the buildings will cover about ten acres. thus giving the community another large machine-manufacturing plant on this Coast, and pow possibly the largest devoted exclusively to the manufacture of mining machinery. THE COPPER INDUSTRY. The great copper famine, which has been predicted for several years. is, according to reliable information, apparently at hand-. It is being daily demonstrated that the---oonsump tion greatly exceeds the supply, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123652473X
  • 9781236524737