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[Large cranes handling finishe steel products: loading railroad cars, Pittsburgh, Pa. Steel Mills]

Homestead, Pa. steel mills; row of worker's houses

Ore docks, blast furnaces & steel mills, South Chicago, Ill., International Harvester Co., Chicago, Ill.

In the works, Homestead

Steel Mills, Gary, Ind.

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, vertical

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance with railroad cars in foreground

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, horizontal I

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, horizontal II

Steel mills at Birmingham, Alabama

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance with railroad cars in foreground

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, horizontal II

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, vertical

Views of steel mills in Brady St. Bridge vicinity. Steel mills in distance, horizontal I

Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company. Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company. Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company. Birmingham, Alabama

Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company. Birmingham, Alabama

Steel mill. Vicinity of Montgomery, Alabama

Steel mill. Vicinity of Montgomery, Alabama

Company store for steel workers. Ensley, Alabama

Company steel town. Jefferson County, Alabama

Company steel town. Jefferson County, Alabama

Steelworks, Birmingham, Alabama

Steelworks, Birmingham, Alabama

Company houses near steel mills. Ensley, Alabama

Company houses near steel mills. Ensley, Alabama

Company store for steel workers. Ensley, Alabama

Ambridge, Pennsylvania. View of houses and steel mills

Slag run-off from one of the open hearth furnaces of a steel mills, Republic Steel Corp., Youngstown, Ohio. Slag is drawn off the furnace just before the molten steel is poured into ladles for ingotting

Slag run-off from one of the open hearth furnaces of a steel mills, Republic Steel Corp., Youngstown, Ohio. Slag is drawn off the furnace just before the molten steel is poured into ladles for ingotting

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. It won't be long now! Here's a pile of scrap collected from various roadside junkheaps for re-use by the steel mills producing for defense. Soon it will be loaded into open hearth and other types of furnaces to be used in the production of new steel for defense industry. Nearly forty percent of the steel produced comes from scrap metals

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. Plant railways are essential to the working of large steel mills, especially since single furnaces are often charged with as much as 100 tons and more of raw materials for conversion into steel

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. It won't be long now! Here's a pile of scrap collected from various roadside junkheaps for re-use by the steel mills producing for defense. Soon it will be loaded into open hearth and other types of furnaces to be used in the production of new steel for defense industry. Nearly forty percent of the steel produced comes from scrap metals

Houses and steel mills in Midland, Pennsylvania

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. This is semi-finished material for finishing in steel mills and strip mills. The piles of rectangular pieces in the foreground are for steel mill production, while the coils behind them are destined for the strip mill where they will be converted into thin gauge strips

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. It won't be long now! Here's a pile of scrap collected from various roadside junkheaps for re-use by the steel mills producing for defense. Soon it will be loaded into open hearth and other types of furnaces to be used in the production of new steel for defense industry. Nearly forty percent of the steel produced comes from scrap metals

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. It's the end of a short episode for this scrap steel accumulated from the croppings of tubing and piping right in the steel mill. This scrap will be charged into steel converters once again, and again will emerge as refined steel for industrial production. Steel mills themselves provide large portions of the scrap metal needed for production

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. It won't be long now! Here's a pile of scrap collected from various roadside junkheaps for re-use by the steel mills producing for defense. Soon it will be loaded into open hearth and other types of furnaces to be used in the production of new steel for defense industry. Nearly forty percent of the steel produced comes from scrap metals

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. Into the charging boxes goes this carload of scrap metal. Steel mills operating at capacity cannot afford to run short of these precious bits of cast away metal. The charging boxes foreground, will carry the scrap to the furnace for remelting

Beggar. Columbus, Georgia. He worked for many years the steel mills of Pittsburgh and Aliquippa

Weapons from waste. These will never heat a building again, but they may have a lot to do with protecting buildings from air raids one of these days. These boilers will be stripped and the valuable metal in them reused by steel mills for the machinery of defense

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. Testing is an integral part of the work at the steel mills. Thousands of dollars worth of amazingly accuarate testing machinery will be found in every mill, testing tensile strength, elastic limit, elongation and reduction of area. All steel is thoroughly tested before it is shipped out for defense production

Jalopies for defense. Here are some of the parts stripped from junked automobiles in auto graveyards. These parts were removed from cars before they were sent to a scrap iron dealer, who will process them and ship them out to steel mills. Some of these parts will be resold, but the vast majority, whether sold or not, will eventually end up in the furnace of an open hearth steel mill. There it will be melted down and combined with virgin metals to provide the fine quality steel needed for defense production

Weapons from waste. These will never heat a building again, but they may have a lot to do with protecting buildings from air raids one of these days. These boilers will be stripped and the valuable metal in them reused by steel mills for the machinery of defense

Beggar. Columbus, Georgia. He worked for many years the steel mills of Pittsburgh and Aliquippa

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. This is semi-finished material for finishing in steel mills and strip mills. The piles of rectangular pieces in the foreground are for steel mill production, while the coils behind them are destined for the strip mill where they will be converted into thin gauge strips

Steel manufacture, Allegheny-Ludlum. Into the charging boxes goes this carload of scrap metal. Steel mills operating at capacity cannot afford to run short of these precious bits of cast away metal. The charging boxes foreground, will carry the scrap to the furnace for remelting

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Baling press and electro-magnetic crane in a scrap iron dealer's plant at Baltimore, Maryland. An entire automobile chassis and body are compressed into a small cube for shipment to steel mills where the scrap is converted into new steel. Sheet metal must be baled in this way to prevent its burning up in the fierce heat of the open hearth furnaces

Steel mill equipment. A worker inspects the dimensions of a huge turning roll that will soon be installed in one of our steel mills to increase the production of steel plate and sheet to supply the tanks, ships and gun parts that are required under our expanded war program. A scene in one of Pennsylvania's heavy industry plants now converted to the production of vitally needed military equipment. AETNA, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Steel mill equipment. A worker inspects the dimensions of a huge turning roll that will soon be installed in one of our steel mills to increase the production of steel plate and sheet to supply the tanks, ships and gun parts that are required under our expanded war program. A scene in one of Pennsylvania's heavy industry plants now converted to the production of vitally needed military equipment. AETNA, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Weapons from waste. Shells, tractors, steel cable, pipes, whatever it is, if it's metal our steel mills need it. They need it today as they've never needed it before. They need it to provide the "ring of steel" which will protect this country from any possible enemy

Salvage. Stacking chips in the game of war. Even better, if possible, than the individual citizen, American industry has learned to waste nothing. With every ounce of steel and steel scrap vital to the war, this employee of the Boston & Maine Railroad has been assigned the job of sorting steel washers. Here, as in all industry today, anything reusable is put back into service; the remainder becomes scrap to feed the nation's insatiable steel mills

General view of fifteen buses out of service, sold for scrap to supply much needed raw material for the steel mills. The buses were sold from a Long Island parking lot where they have been parked for over one year

Defense housing, Erie, Pennsylvania. A good filling bed of rock-like material is laid on the graded street surface. Slag from nearby steel mills is sometimes used for this filling material

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. A building truckload of discarded automobiles stripped of all usable parts and non-ferrous materials is delivered to a scrap iron dealer's processing plant in Baltimore, Maryland. This steel will be baled in huge hydraulic presses and sent to steel mills to feed the ever hungry furnaces now turning out steel for the national defense production program

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. An automobile graveyard outside Baltimore, Maryland. Scrapped oars are collected in such yards in every state. Usable parts are stripped from the chassis and the remainder of the car is sent to scrap iron dealers for processing and shipment to steel mills

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Baling press and electro-magnetic crane in a scrap iron dealer's plant at Baltimore, Maryland. An entire automobile chassis and body are compressed into a small cube for shipment to steel mills where the scrap is converted into new steel. Sheet metal must be baled in this way to prevent its burning up in the fierce heat of the open hearth furnaces

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Steel for national defense. Scrap iron to feed the hungry furnaces of the steel mills (at least fifty percent scrap must be used in the open hearth process). In this Baltimore scrap iron dealer's plant, car bodies are compressed hydraulically into small cubes

The photographs in the Farm Security Administration / Office of War Information Photograph

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Steel for national defense. Scrap iron to feed the hungry furnaces of the steel mills (at least fifty percent scrap must be used in the open hearth process). In this Baltimore scrap iron dealer's plant, car bodies are compressed hydraulically into small cubes

Weapons from waste. Shells, tractors, steel cable, pipes, whatever it is, if it's metal our steel mills need it. They need it today as they've never needed it before. They need it to provide the "ring of steel" which will protect this country from any possible enemy

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Firing scrapped automobiles to provide steel for the National Defense production program. In these auto graveyards scrapped cars are stripped of all usable parts and then sent to scrap iron dealers who press and bale the metal for shipment to steel mills

General view of fifteen buses out of service, sold for scrap to supply much needed raw material for the steel mills. The buses were sold from a Long Island parking lot where they have been parked for over one year

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. A building truckload of discarded automobiles stripped of all usable parts and non-ferrous materials is delivered to a scrap iron dealer's processing plant in Baltimore, Maryland. This steel will be baled in huge hydraulic presses and sent to steel mills to feed the ever hungry furnaces now turning out steel for the national defense production program

Weapons from waste. Shells, tractors, steel cable, pipes, whatever it is, if it's metal our steel mills need it. They need it today as they've never needed it before. They need it to provide the "ring of steel" which will protect this country from any possible enemy

Defense housing, Erie, Pennsylvania. A good filling bed of rock-like material is laid on the graded street surface. Slag from nearby steel mills is sometimes used for this filling material

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. An automobile graveyard outside Baltimore, Maryland. Scrapped oars are collected in such yards in every state. Usable parts are stripped from the chassis and the remainder of the car is sent to scrap iron dealers for processing and shipment to steel mills

Condemned houses in Negro section of Chicago, Illinois, with steel mills in background

Weapons from waste. Shells, tractors, steel cable, pipes, whatever it is, if it's metal our steel mills need it. They need it today as they've never needed it before. They need it to provide the "ring of steel" which will protect this country from any possible enemy

Condemned houses in Negro section of Chicago, Illinois, with steel mills in background

Houses and steel mills in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Steel for national defense. Scrap iron to feed the hungry furnaces of the steel mills (at least fifty percent scrap must be used in the open hearth process). In this Baltimore scrap iron dealer's plant, car bodies are compressed hydraulically into small cubes

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Steel for national defense. Scrap iron to feed the hungry furnaces of the steel mills (at least fifty percent scrap must be used in the open hearth process). In this Baltimore scrap iron dealer's plant, car bodies are compressed hydraulically into small cubes

Conservation. Scrap iron and steel. Firing scrapped automobiles to provide steel for the National Defense production program. In these auto graveyards scrapped cars are stripped of all usable parts and then sent to scrap iron dealers who press and bale the metal for shipment to steel mills

Manpower, junior size. Proud young fighters in Uncle Sam's junior army visit a scrap yard in Roanoke, Virginia to see for themselves what happens to the scrap they collect for our war industries. One of the workers explains to the children how the acetylene torch he holds cuts heavy metal into the shapes required for melting by the steel mills

Salvage. Scrap metal. The magnet loader of a large Southern junkyard operates continuously to keep our steel mills supplied with the scrap metal needed to make the tools of war. Location: in a large New Orleans yard

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. From these giant rolling machines flow lengths of molten steel--steel composed partly of roller skates, reapers, radiators and other scrap collected from America's homes and farms. This strip steel will see action as armor plate on the nation's tanks or battleships

A poster comes to life. Meet an American soldier of Production. George Woolslayer, thirty-two-years-old, is an experienced welder at one of Allegheny-Ludlum's steel mills. His uniform is a pair of overalls and a welder's mask. Not reveille but a battered alarm clock awakens him six days a week at 6 A.M. There are no service stripes on those welder's sleeves he wears, but his part in the winning of this war is as important as any front-line soldier's. George Woolslayer is out to win the battle of the home front, the battle to keep America's soldiers on the fighting front supplied with the weapons of war. Allegheny-Steel, Pittsburgh

Salvage. Scrap metal. The magnet loader of a large Southern junkyard operates continuously to keep our steel mills supplied with the scrap metal needed to make the tools of war. Location: in a large New Orleans yard

Production. 105 mm. howitzers. Richard Bluhn removing rough material as it comes from the steel mills to be turned into 105 mm. howitzers at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin plant of Chain Belt Company

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. A cannon that saw duty in World War I stands in the yard of a Chicago steel mill, ready to be melted down and processed into a modern weapon for World War II

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. A cannon that saw duty in World War I stands in the yard of a Chicago steel mill, ready to be melted down and processed into a modern weapon for World War II

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Charging boxes loaded with scrap metal are dumped into electric furnaces where the scrap is melted down with steel and fluxing materials. Workers here wear dark glasses to protect their eyes from the glare

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Charging boxes loaded with scrap metal are dumped into electric furnaces where the scrap is melted down with steel and fluxing materials. Workers here wear dark glasses to protect their eyes from the glare

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. From these giant rolling machines flow lengths of molten steel--steel composed partly of roller skates, reapers, radiators and other scrap collected from America's homes and farms. This strip steel will see action as armor plate on the nation's tanks or battleships

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Lineup of charging boxes awaiting the signal to start on the journey to the furnace floor of a Chicago steel mill. The scrap will be unloaded into electric furnaces, for processing into war weapons

Manpower, junior size. When these hardy fighters of America's junior army do a job, they do it right--with typical American efficiency. Out to see for themselves what happens to the scrap they collect, they pay a visit to a scrapyard in Roanoke, Virginia, and watch the hydraulic press crush jalopies into rectangular bales for shipment to steel mills

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. A worker guides the magnet which unloads steel scrap from open freight cars to the waiting charging boxes in a Chicago steel mill. Drawn by an engine, these boxes will be brought directly to the furnace room, where they will be processed into steel for guns and ships

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Outworn metal articles of every kind lie in a neighborhood junkyard pending segregation and shipment to a steel mill where this valuable scrap will be processed into war materials

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Graded scrap metal, collected from Midwest homes and farms, is received at a Chicago steel mill where it will be processed into weapons of war

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Pint sized scrap collectors bring discarded metal toys to their Chicago school to add to the local salvage drive (Carnegie Steel, Chicago, Illinois)

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Lineup of charging boxes awaiting the signal to start on the journey to the furnace floor of a Chicago steel mill. The scrap will be unloaded into electric furnaces, for processing into war weapons

Manpower, junior size. When these hardy fighters of America's junior army do a job, they do it right--with typical American efficiency. Out to see for themselves what happens to the scrap they collect, they pay a visit to a scrapyard in Roanoke, Virginia, and watch a hydraulic press reduce old automobile bodies and parts to steel mills

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. Pint sized scrap collectors bring discarded metal toys to their Chicago school to add to the local salvage drive (Carnegie Steel, Chicago, Illinois)

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. To feed the nation's munitions furnaces, tons of scrap from America's attics and basements are collected every day. Here a junk dealer unloads his truck in a central depot, where the scrap will be segregated and graded for shipment to steel mills (Carnegie Steel, Chicago, Illinois)

Salvage. Scrap for steel mills. To feed the nation's munitions furnaces, tons of scrap from America's attics and basements are collected every day. Here, a junkman unloads his wagon in a central depot, where the scrap will be segregated and graded for shipment to steel mills

Salvage. Scrap metal. The magnet loader of a large Southern junkyard operates continuously to keep our steel mills supplied with scrap metal needed to make the tools of war. Location: a large New Orleans yard

Boston and Maine railroad shops at Billerica, Massachusetts. The heavy sections of steel which were once proud boxcars but now fit only for scrap are being cut by these heavy shears so as to be made ready for shipping to steel mills

A poster comes to life. Meet an American soldier of Production. George Woolslayer, thirty-two-years-old, is an experienced welder at one of Allegheny-Ludlum's steel mills. His uniform is a pair of overalls and a welder's mask. Not reveille but a battered alarm clock awakens him six days a week at 6 A.M. There are no service stripes on those welder's sleeves he wears, but his part in the winning of this war is as important as any front-line soldier's. George Woolslayer is out to win the battle of the home front, the battle to keep America's soldiers on the fighting front supplied with the weapons of war. Allegheny-Steel, Pittsburgh