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Emptying Blaw-Knox Concrete Buckets

Washington State University Libraries

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Title Emptying Blaw-Knox Concrete Buckets
Description Care was taken to avoid "rock pockets" on the sides of the pour by working the large aggregate and voids out of those areas by use of the feet, and also using hand tools. Notice the "whistle punk" or telephone signal man, on the left, who directs movement of the 11 ton loaded bucket, by talking directly to the crane operator in his cab high above the trestle. Concrete placing was both a strenuous and dangerous task. The record month was in October, 1939, when 536,264 cubic yards were... Following dumping the bucket it was 36 hours before the form could be stripped off, and not less than 72 hours could elapse between successive column pours.
Relation Part of Western Waters Digital Library: http://harvester.lib.utah.edu/wwdl/; Photographer Unknown
Creator Clifford R. Koester
Subject Construction workers--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Vibrators--Foundations--Design and construction--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete--Reinforcing bars--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam; Concrete dams--Foundations--Washington (State)--Grand Coulee Dam Concrete; Construction employees
Type Photograph
Coverage United States--Washington (State)--Grant County--Grand Coulee Dam site, Grand Coulee Dam (Wash.)
Identifier 709b1v2p137-B.jpg http://kaga.wsulibs.wsu.edu/u?/koester,1004
Publisher Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/masc.htm
Source A History of the Columbia Basin Project (Vol. 2, Page 137-B)-Cage 709: Clifford R. Koester Papers, 1927-1972: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/finders/cg709.htm
Rights To order a reproduction please see: http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/holland/masc/policies.htm , or contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691. For permission to publish please contact Washington State University Libraries, Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections: (509) 335-6691.
Format Original photographic prints were scanned at 24 bit 3000 pixels by the long side for master TIFF files on an Plustek OpticBook 3600 Plus. Also, 24 bit 150 PPI JPEGs were created with the OpticBook 3600 Plus and added to the CONTENTdm database at the WSU Libraries
Language English
Date 2008

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