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  1. Acme Steel - Whaleback Ship
    Early whaleback lake boat unloading at Federal Furnace, predecessor company to Acme/Interlake Steel. Boats tied up along the Calumet River to unload cargo at Federal Furnace. Blast furnace and stoves are visible in the background. Location at approximately 107th and Calumet River. c1913 Place Made: Chicago IL

  2. ACME Steel / ByProducts Coke Chicago Coke Plant
    Early photograph of the ByProducts Coke Corporation Chicago Coke Plant, showing early configuration of Solvay #6, #7, and #8 block of coke ovens (middle right) constructed 1910-1915 and Becker Combination "B" and "C" batteries (middle left) constructed 1925. The Solvay blocks were shut down in 1957 by Interlake Iron. Place Made:

  3. ACME Steel / Interlake Chicago Coke Plant, Battery 2 and Pushers
    Southwest view of battery #2, the coal bin, and both coke pushers at the Chicago coke plant. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  4. ACME Steel / Interlake Chicago Coke Plant, Top of No. 2 Battery
    From the verso: No. 115701: Top of No. 2 Battery showing oven standpipes and gas collector main. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  5. ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Relining
    Undated but c. 1979 photo of the Burley Avenue blast furnace relining project. Place Made: ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  6. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Blast Furnace Site, Scrap for Sintering Plant
    Negative contact sheet image of scrap iron being magnetically hoisted for delivery to the ACME Steel or Interlake Inc. blast furnace site sintering plant. Place Made: ACME Steel / Interlake Inc. Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  7. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Co. Coke Plant, Aerial View
    Aerial view of the Interlake Iron Corp. Chicago coke plant from the west, early 1950s Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  8. ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Coke Plant Byproducts Office
    Byproducts office at the ACME Steel / Interlake Iron Corporation Chicago coke plant. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave.

  9. ACME Steel / Interlake Steel Blast Furnace Site Aerial Views
    Aerial views of the Interlake Steel Blast furnace plant, August 23, 1970. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  10. ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Gatehouse
    Gatehouse and sign at the ACME Steel blast furnace plant. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  11. ACME Steel Blast Furnace, Limestone Loading
    Grab bucket on the ore bridge loads limestone for the blast furnaces at the ACME Steel Burley Ave. blast furnace plant, late 1980s. The ACME Steel Coke Plant can be seen in the far distance to the west. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  12. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Pusher During Stage Charging
    View of a pusher on battery #2 during the stage charging process. The larry car on the top of the battery is charging coal while the pusher waits to level the oven. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  13. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Quality Monument
    Workers finishing the construction of the Quality monument as part of ACME's Total Quality Improvement (TQI) initiative. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  14. ACME Steel Coke Plant, Workers' Monument
    Workers monument designed and constructed by ACME employees for the company's 40th anniversary (measured from 1956 new coke batteries), during 1996, which marked both the 40th anniversary of the batteries and the 20 millionth ton of coke. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  15. ACME Steel Company Founder and Chairman, Senator James E. MacMurray
    James E. MacMurray (1862-1943) was founder of the Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Co., the predecessor to ACME Steel, and served as president or chairman of the board for more than 50 years. Elected Senator for the 5th District in Illinois 1926 for a single term. He retired in 1941. Place Made:

  16. ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Gate Sign
    Gate sign at the ACME Steel Company Riverdale facilities, 1940s Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  17. ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Plymouth No. 3 Locomotive
    ACME Steel Company Riverdale, Plymouth No. 3 Locomotive with six cars, three unidentified employees, c. 1930s Place Made: Chicago IL

  18. ACME Steel Company, Blast Furnaces
    View of the ACME Steel Company blast furnaces from the north, late 1980s. Furnace 'A' is to the left, furnace 'B' to the right, with stoves in between. Place Made: ACME Steel Blast Furnace Plant, Chicago, IL

  19. ACME Steel Company, Chicago Coke Plant
    Quench tower and scrubber stack, 1980s, ACME Steel Company Coke Plant Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  20. ACME Steel Company, Coke Plant Division Supervisory Organization Chart
    Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  21. Acme Steel Company, Company Logo
    Close-up of company logo. Place Made: ACME Steel coke plant, 11236 S. Torrence Ave., Chicago, IL

  22. ACME Steel Company, Gate House
    Southern portion of the ACME Steel Company Gate House on Torrance Avenue. Place Made:

  23. ACME Steel Company, Request to Use Photos
    ACME Steel Company, request for permission to use galvanizing kettle photographs for advertising purposes, by The Surface Combustion Company, NY, 1927. Two ccompanying photos. Place Made: Chicago IL

  24. ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, 1940s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  25. ACME Steel Company, Rolling Mills, Riverdale, IL
    Early illustration/poster of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale rolling mill operations, with inset of finishing plant in Chicago. Place Made: Chicago IL

  26. ACME Steel Company, Steel Contracts Listing 1934
    Page from a 1934 record book of the ACME Steel Company listing rolled strip steel contracts in 1934. Note item 2477M for the Pullman Car and Mfg. Company; included contracts for both hot and cold rolled steel. Place Made:

  27. ACME Steel Company, Suspension Conveyor over Calumet River
    Completed in 1958, Interlake Iron's suspension bridge conveyor over the Calumet River linked the Chicago coke plant with the blast furnace plant. Coke and coke oven gas was delivered to the blast furnace from the coke plant, while process steam was delivered from the blast furnace site to the coke plant. With dimensions of 26 feet wide, 400 feet in length, and with a vertical clearance of 130 feet, Chicago's only suspension bridge was demolished in 2005. Place Made:

  28. ACME Steel Company: Telegrams of Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Co.
    Photograph of telegrams between salesman H.G. Merrill and James E. MacMurray during the former's first sales trip, 1897-98. Place Made:

  29. ACME Steel Goods Co., James E. MacMurray and Associates
    From the November 1939 ACME News with copy of this photograph: "Picture taken on James E. MacMurray's twenty-fifth anniversary with ACME Steel Company. Mr. MacMurray holds a loving cup presented to him by his associates." Place Made: ACME Steel Goods Company, 2840-34 S. Archer Avenue, Chicago, IL

  30. ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25
    Cover of c. 1920s ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25 Place Made: Chicago IL

  31. ACME Steel Goods Company, Riverdale Plant ,1922
    Illustration of the ACME Steel Goods Company's Riverdale Plant in 1922. Place Made: Chicago IL

  32. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SSW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 1, showing parking lot. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  33. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 12. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  34. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the NE
    Areial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 9. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  35. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the NW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 15. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  36. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the South
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, c.1950s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  37. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from WSW
    Aerial View of the ACME Steel Rolling Mills, Riverdale, Chicago IL Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  38. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Foundry Ladles
    Foundry ladles being preheated while horizontal at the ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, late 1980s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  39. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Superstrip Transport 1935
    Accompanying Caption: Special trainload of ACME Superstrip leaving Riverdale Plant for the automotive plants in Detroit by the Pennsylvania RR. January 1935. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  40. ACME Steel Riverdale, Aerial View
    Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  41. ACME Steel Riverdale, Salesman Visit
    From the verso: Salesmen and others who visit the Purchasing Department of Riverdale are met at the station and taken to the office. This picture shows a salesman entering the station wagon for his return trip in ample time to make the next train for Chicago. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  42. ACME Steel, Infirmary Visit
    An ACME employee receives treatment in the infirmary, probably at Riverdale Plant, 1940s. Place Made: ACME Steel, Riverdale Plant, Chicago, IL

  43. ACME Steel/Interlake, Inc., Chicago Blast Furnace Plant, Hot Metal Bottle Car
    New ISC Incorporated hot metal bottle car ISCX-38, at the Burley Avenue blast furnace plant, with the signature "Have a Safe Work Day" in the background. Place Made: Chicago IL

  44. Across the Continent: The Frank Leslie Excursion to the Pacific
    Side-scenes on the Central Pacific Railroad. Internet article from Frank Leslie's Illustration Newspaper, February 9, 1878, about Frank Leslie's trip across the country. Place Made:

  45. Adding Spice to Old Pullman
    Newspaper article with interviews of original residents and info on Historic Pullman Foundation's plans for neighborhood. Place Made:

  46. Adding Spice to Old Pullman
    Newspaper article with interviews of original residents and info on Historic Pullman Foundation's plans for neighborhood. Place Made:

  47. Administration Bldg
    North Elevation, North FactoryWest Elevation. Black and white photograph, Post fire/pre-rebuild. Place Made: Chicago IL

  48. Administration Building
    View of Chocktour about 1915. Note watchman at door, US Mail post box by street Place Made: Chicago, IL

  49. Administration Building
    Employee parking in front of north wing. Note South wing enlargment. Mid 1940s Place Made: Chicago

  50. Administration Building
    Aerial view of Administration Building, early 1970s. Place Made:

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