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Views of the Borax Industry, ca. 1898-ca. 1915
BANC PIC 1905.17174--PIC
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Bayonne Refinery, looking at front of building from the dock, showing warehouse in the foreground and trestle.
Bayonne Refinery - north side of building.
Bayonne Refinery - west view of building showing Glycerine Lye tanks in the foreground.
Engine room Bayonne Refinery which develops power and light to operate the plant.
Boiler room Bayonne Refinery, with a capacity of 2000 H. P.
Storage bunkers Bayonne Refinery where Borate of lime and coal are received from canal boats and stored.
Laboratory Bayonne Refinery where analyses of the Crude material and other working tests of the process are worked out.
Mill room in Bayonne Refinery where the Crude material is crushed and ground.
Filler press room Bayonne Refinery where the liquor is leeched from the residue Lime which forms a part of the process.
This shows Borax crystallizing tanks, the method of crystallizing and the men removing the finished product from the tanks.
Showing Refined Borax in cars after it has been taken from the crystallizing tanks. It is then broken from the wire hangers, put throught [sic] rolls and run up to storage bins.
Mill at the Bayonne Refinery for grinding Borax into powder which is afterwards put into barrels and packages.
Borax Glass room Bayonne Refinery showing the Borax Glass in lump form in the background and the mill for grinding Borax Glass in the foreground and the finished product is shown on the left-hand side of the picture.
Packing room Bayonne Refinery showing 20 Mule Team Package Borax and other cartons being folded on machines prior to being filled with the various 20 Mule Team Products.
Filling and weighing machines where 20 Mule Team Borax is packed into cartons by automatic machinery.
Boric Acid crystallizing room in the Bayonne Refinery showing the Boric Acid in process of crystallization and also showing the finished product in the hands of a workman.
Boric Acid powdering mill in Bayonne Refinery showing the packing of powdered Boric Acid into barrels. Crystal Boric and Granulated Boric are also packed into barrels in this same room.
Stripping room Soap Department Bayonne Refinery showing the method of removing the sides and ends of Soap frames after the soap has cooled.
Slabbing and cutting tables Soap Dept. Bayonne Refinery showing the frames of soap cut into slabs by machine on the left, which are then sent to the cutting table shown at the right-hand side of the table, where the slabs are cut into bars and sent to the tunnels for drying.
Press room Soap Dept. Bayonne Refinery showing tunnels where the soap is dried before going to the presses. The presses are in the foregound. After the soap is pressed it is put on a belt and delivered to the wrapping room.
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