Sunday, November 22, 2015

50-Ton Ladle

William B. Pollock Co.
Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice.  Chicago:  American Technical Society, 1907.
That would hold a lot of soup!

The William B. Pollock Company of Youngstown, Ohio was founded in 1863 to produce the huge equipment needed by the steel industry and was a pioneer in the manufacture of blast furnaces.  The collapse of the steel industry in the late 1970's economically devastated the city.  The Youngstown Steel Heritage Foundation has been set up to preserve its industrial heritage.  The jewel of their collection is a Tod rolling mill engine, officially a 34”and 68”x 60” cross compound non reversing merchant mill engine.

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