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  1. ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant, Building 19 Construction Part 3
    ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant, Building 19 construction photos, Part 3 - third level.

  2. ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant, Building 19 Construction Part 4
    ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant, Building 19 construction photos, 1937, Part 4.

  3. ACME Steel Company, Riverdale Plant, Interiors
    Interior photos of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, n.d., possibly late 1940s.

  4. 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.

  5. ACME Steel Company, Series of Torkel Korling Photos, 1950s
    Series of 1950s photos from Swedish-American commercial photographer Torkel Korling (1903-1998), of the ACME Steel Riverdale plant, probably for publication and after 1954 construction of a new building for the production of tools, machines, stitching machines, etc.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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."

  9. ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25
    Cover of c. 1920s ACME Steel Goods Company Catalog No. 25

  10. ACME Steel Goods Company Delivery Vehicles
    Early delivery vehicles for the ACME Steel Goods Company, 1907-1925.

  11. ACME Steel Goods Company, Hot Strip Mill, Riverdale, IL
    Series of interior photographs of ACME Steel Goods Company's hot strip mill in Riverdale, IL, c. 1919.

  12. ACME Steel Goods Company, Riverdale Plant ,1922
    Illustration of the ACME Steel Goods Company's Riverdale Plant in 1922.

  13. ACME Steel Goods, Barrel and Box Newspaper Reprint
    Vintage reprint of an October 15, 1919 issue of Barrel and Box announcing ACME Steel Goods Company's new continuous steel hoop rolling mill in Riverdale.

  14. ACME Steel Predecessor Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Company
    Two views of the Quincy Hardware Manufacturing Company, predecessor of ACME Steel Company.

  15. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant Structures Prior to 1937 Demolition
    ACME Steel Riverdale Plant structures prior to demolition and 1937 construction of office, galvanizing, strapping, and coil storage building (Building 19).

  16. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SSW
    ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, Aerial Views 11B and 11A from the SSW

  17. 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.

  18. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from SW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 12.

  19. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the HE
    Areial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 9.

  20. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the NW
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Rolling Mills in September 1940, view 15.

  21. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from the South
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Plant, c.1950s.

  22. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from WNW
    Aerial View of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September, 1940, views 17A and 17B

  23. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial View from WSW
    Aerial View of the ACME Steel Rolling Mills, Riverdale, Chicago IL

  24. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Aerial Views
    Aerial views of the ACME Steel Company Riverdale Rolling Mills, 1940s

  25. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Bottom Pour Ladle
    Series of photos showing bottom pour ladles at the ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, late 1980s.

  26. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Foundry Ladles
    Foundry ladles being preheated while horizontal at the ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, late 1980s.

  27. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Hot Metal Pour
    Series of five photos showing a complete pour from a hot metal car at the ACME Steel Riverdale plant, late 1980s.

  28. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Ingot Teeming
    Series of seven photographs showing ingot teeming (pouring) process.

  29. ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, Ladle Pour
    Series of three photos showing a pour from an open topped lip pour ladle at the ACME Steel Riverdale Plant, late 1980s or early 90s.

  30. 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.

  31. ACME Steel Riverdale, Aerial View

  32. 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.

  33. ACME Steel Riverview Plant, Aerial View from the SE
    Aerial view of the ACME Steel Riverdale Rolling Mills in September 1940, views 5, 2.

  34. ACME Steel, Infirmary Visit
    An ACME employee receives treatment in the infirmary, probably at Riverdale Plant, 1940s.

  35. 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.

  36. Calumet Area Article - "The Steel Sailors"
    Article from The Chicago Reader about the men who move the steel industry products through the Calumet area harbors and the lake.

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