Re: Photo: Unloading Grain


Douglas Harding
 

Good photo showing the use of a “power” shovel. Note the pulley on the lower edge of the photo and the man holding the cable used to pull the shovel, via an overhead winch or motor. There should be two pulley’s, one near each edge of the door, allowing for the “shovel” to be pulled from either end of the car as the inside man is unloading. The third man in the bibs is holding a sampling cup, used to take a sample of the grain for testing purposes.

 

Doug Harding

www.iowacentralrr.org

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: Unloading Grain

 

Photo: Unloading Grain

A photo from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Libraries:

https://collections.lib.uwm.edu/digital/collection/agsnorth/id/6696/rec/31

Click on the arrows and scroll on the photo to enlarge it.

As in other recent photos, hard manual labor. The man in center possibly there to sample the grain.

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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