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Views of the Borax Industry, ca. 1898-ca. 1915
BANC PIC 1905.17174--PIC
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Soap Wrapping Room, Bayonne Refinery, showing automatic machine for wrapping soap. This machine wraps 115 cakes a minute. The girls place the soap in cases which are afterwards nailed up and sent down in the elevator in the background to the Shipping Room below.
Soap chipping room Soap Dept. Bayonne Refinery showing man feeding soap into soap chipping machine which cuts the soap into chips which are delivered into barrels on the floor below.
Stock room Bayonne Refinery showing the various products ready for shipment.
Electric railway Bayonne Refinery showing a train load of 20 Mule Team Products being sent to the dock for shipment to all parts of the country.
Borax Refinery at Alameda, Cal. on the shore of San Francisco Bay.
Wash-pans in the Alameda refinery where the crude mineral is washed for all the Borax it contains.
View of the Crystallizing Room in the Alameda refinery.
Another view of the Crystallizing Room in the Alameda refinery.
Showing the Mill for powdering borax and the method of preparing it for shipment in barrels.
The famous 20 Mule Team crossing the desert.
A fine picture of the Mojave desert in California, over which the 20 Mule Team made regular trips from the mine to the railroad.
Showing the 20 Mule Team resting at one of the camps on the way.
A portion of Death Valley, Cal., showing Mount Blanco, the great borax deposit. This is the white mountain in the center of the picture.
The Pacific Coast Borax Company's office in Death Valley, near Mount Blanco.
Showing a salt marsh in Death Valley, over which it is practically impossible to cross with safety.
Showing the grave of some prospector or teamster who perished in Death Valley.
A remnant of an old emigrant's outfit left by the emigrants who perished while attempting to cross Death Valley in 1850.
The remains of some ill-fated ox who perished in an alkali flat.
Showing the superintendent of the mines in Death Valley approaching the works. The white streak showing in the distance is alkali.
This shows a pile of crude borate mineral near Death Valley Borax Works.
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