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NEW YORK Oswego Starch Factory Inc in 1848 - Antique Print

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!!! NOTE !!! if the image(s) in the description shows a broken image icon(s), right click on the icon(s) and open in new tab to see the larger image(s). Steel Engraving from 1876! --- another quality print from Martin2001 --- Oswego Starch Factory, Oswego, New York Artist: n/a; Engraver: n/a 100 years old art print ... in excellent condition ... reverse side is blank ! Size: Overall size of the print including blank margins: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 (1 inch = 2,54 cm) Condition: Excellent condition. Printed on heavier wove paper. Light brownish area in lower left corner of image. From the original description: There were, in 1870, 195 starch-factories in the United States, employing an aggregate of 2,072 persons of both sexes, to whom nearly 1,000,000 were paid in wages; employing a capital of 2,742,000; using materials valued at about 3,900,000, and giving a total product worth about 6,000,000. It will be seen that the Oswego Starch Factory employs one-third of all the workmen in the business. In 1875, the export of American starch amounted to 7,387,000 pounds, or a little more than one-third of the product of the Oswego establishment. The dimensions, of the main buildings of the Oswego Starch Factory in which the starch is made and packed (and which are constructed in the most substantial manner, of stone, brick, and iron) are 733 feet front, and extend back to the Oswego river 200 feet. Some portions of the buildings are seven stories in height. The river furnishes ample and inexhaustible water-power at all seasons of the year. Besides these edifices, there are others of large dimensions, such as the box-factory, storehouses, machine-shops, carpenter-shop, and other out-buildings. There are twelve acres of floor and five acres of roof; also 38,800 panes of glass, equal to about the surface of an acre. The factories contain 689 cisterns or vats, bound by over 27 miles of hoop-iron, and containing an aggregate capacity of 3,150,000 gallons of water for the purpose of effectually cleaning the starch from every conceivable impurity. There are 48 pumps capable of raising 850,000 gallons of water each hour; six and a quarter miles of gutters for distributing the starch and water; four miles of water-pipes ranging from two inches to twenty-four inches in diameter, and 33 miles of steam-pipes for drying the starch and heating the works. There are also 7,240 feet of belting. For grinding the corn there are 24 pairs of burr-stones, and six pairs of heavy iron rollers. There are five miles of shafting; fourteen turbine water- wheels of an aggregate of 1220 horse-power, and ten steam-engines of 845 horse-power. There are 690 sieves for straining the starch; 13 large steam- boilers, and 24 machines for packing and weighing the starch, capable of packing 72,000 packages a day. They can manufacture 70,000 packing cases each day; and 6,000 tons of coal are consumed in the works annually. Such is now the Oswego Starch Factory, the largest in the world, having its agencies in all parts of the United States, and in many places in Great Britain, on the continent of Europe and in Australia. It is situated at the mouth of the Oswego river, in the midst of a flourishing city of about 25,000 inhabitants, on the border of Lake Ontario-a city possessing rare facilities for the transportation of products to all the markets of the earth, by water and railways. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Martin2001 Satisfaction Guaranteed Policy ! Any print purchased from us may be returned for any reason for a full refund including all postage. Shipping: Worldwide. We gladly combine multiple purchases into one package. Terminology: to learn more about antique prints and their terminology. "Inch to cm" conversion table: to see our handy "inch to cm" conversion table. Our other listings : to see our other listings . Notes: --- findamhist Powered by Turbo Lister The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.

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TURKEY Trebizond on Black Sea - 1887 Wood Engraving


This old engraving has substantiated and stimulated a recent interest of mine; this physical thing now hangs in front of my reading chair, and I have found the digital copy of the charming old book from which it was cut (VOYAGES AND TRAVELS OR SCENES IN MANY LANDS VOLUME
de Colange, Leo (Ed.)).
Published by E.W. Walker, Boston, MA (1887))
I recommend enjoying some of the 19th century paintings under "Trabzon in art" in commons.wikipedia., which is where I first discovered this one. In some of these it is the artists viewpoint of serious (not ) peacefulness that I especially enjoy, and now this is substantiated, in front of my reading chair.

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