1948 FASCINATING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK AND JOURNAL DETAILING THE DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES OF A MAJOR PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA STEEL MAKING PLANT

By: J. CLEASON BAER [?]

Price: $4,455.99

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On offer is a very interesting, detailed logbook of the day-to-day tasks of a steelworker in Pittsburgh, PA. The hardbound volume measures 8 3/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches. It contains about 288 pages and is 100% complete. The covers, binding and pages are in good condition. It covers the time period from Nov 1948 to Feb 1950. However, there are large gaps in the daily recordings. The flyleaf is inscribed with the name J. Cleason Baer but informal research has been unable to find any additional information. Many entries are signed by different individuals and handwriting varies so this appears in fact have been a logbook for a station rather than a person. The logbook details processes undertaken each day, using language and terms specific to steel mill operations: "Started on time. #10 Delayed 25 minutes repairing catchers table, #3 delayed 30 minutes. Changing plates on Crown wheels. #4 Delayed 20 mins. Changing plates on crown wheels. #5 marked by Bliss small tit on Bar marked on matching Pass" [Nov 15th, 1948]. | Started on time. Changed #8 & MR #10 at 6:27. #1-6 delayed 10 min #10 delayed 40 min #8 delayed 1 hour 45 min Changed mill and rigging #1 delayed 20 min Elect trouble on Peter conveyor" [Jan 13th, 1949]. "Started on time. Changed all 3 rolls #10 at 12:50 #1-8 delayed 10 min #10 delayed 1 hour changing mill #10 delayed 20 min with tilt #10 delayed 15 min with front bumper #1 delayed 40 min Conveyor broke on #1 piler" [May 4th, 1949]. Started on time. #10 delayed 45 min Elect trouble on table #10 delayed 45 min with drag #4 delayed 3 hours 45 min stirrup in furnace broke #3-5-8 delayed 15 min each raise 1 mill #10 mark on mill Blister busted open" [Dec 10th, 1949]. This is an excellent record of the operations of one process in a Pennsylvania steel mill immediately following WWII. An industrial historian or researcher would get a clear idea of the tasks, responsibilities and an insight into working conditions as they read through these log pages. It also offers a baseline which could show how far the steel making process has advanced.

Title: 1948 FASCINATING ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT LOG BOOK AND JOURNAL DETAILING THE DAY TO DAY ACTIVITIES OF A MAJOR PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA STEEL MAKING PLANT

Author Name: J. CLEASON BAER [?]

Illustrator: /

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA, 1948

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0008111

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