Making Crucible steel in Bethlehem Steel company plant, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,during World War 1. View of the crucible steel shop. Men, each known as a "puller out " reach in with tongs and extract the crucibles from a furnace, below, raising them to the shop floor. The crucibles are then moved by dollies to the" teemers" who use their tongs to swing the crucibles toward the molds. View of Open Hearth furnace being tapped into a large crucible and poured from crucible into molds on mill floor. Large hot steel ingots being moved on rail flatcars pulled by locomotive. Many flat cars of ingots standing in steel mill yard. Hot ingots on rail cars being rearranged by large overhead cranes. Men look at and discuss an enormous steel forging on a rail car. Overhead crane moves iron ore and coke in the stockyard of the Bethlehem plant. A veritable mountain of iron ore in the background.
Manufacture gun barrels in Bethlehem Steel company plant, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during World War I. A large steel ingot being machined on a milling machine. A huge cylinder of steel being turned on a lathe. Continuous heavy chip being removed by tool bit with lathe operating under relatively low speed and high depth of cut. Gun barrels being bored in a machine shop.
Manufacture of artillery at Bethlehem Steel company plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during World War I. Two large steel castings removed from floor molds by crane and quenched in water. A very large rail gun type of barrel on plant floor is examined by an Army officer. A worker crawls through a fabricated steel cylinder, brushing debris from its interior. Water being sprayed over hot machinery and parts. A woman worker in the war effort, wearing hard hat and overalls, is seen operating an overhead crane to move heavy gun barrels . Men hand finish gun barrels. A crew of men use extremely long wrenches to bolt a gun barrel to a turret. Workers install gun barrels into artillery pieces.
Manufacture of artillery guns at Bethlehem Steel company factory plant in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during World War I. Rail yard of the steel plant. A poster of an American soldier with rifle standing on top of a tank. A 14 inch gun barrel nestled in an extra long railroad car. Sky filled with smoke pollution and steam spewing from stacks at industrial manufacturing plant.
Steel worker cuts an artillery shell casing in half and displays the cross sections. Newly fabricated 14 inch shells are moved by crane. A machinist files surface of a shell being turned. Shells being moved over rollers on plant floor. Loading powder into shells. Moving shells with motorized cart and chain sling.
Manufacture of ordnance material at Bethlehem Steel company plant in Pennsylvania during World War 1. Women check receptacles for holding artillery shells, in a caisson. Men load shells into caissons. A man wearing protective clothing and mask, spray paints a finished caisson. Men install small artillery field piece into its carriage and mate it with a caisson. Soldiers give the finished product an acceptance inspection. Yard of the plant filled with finished artillery carriages and caissons.