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|'''In 1900 the San Francisco and New Orleans branch mints reported problems with the dies being shipped from the Philadelphia mint. By no means was 1900 the first year both branch mints reported problems with the dies. Even the Carson City Branch mint had reported problems with the dies when it was in operation. The main problem according to the branch mints was the dies would not last (die life) as long as would be expected. Chief Engraver [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_E._Barber Charles E. Barber] addressed each of the branch mints concerns in the links below.'''  
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|'''Working conditions at the San Francisco Mint in 1900 stand in sharp contrast compared to today standards (2020). In 1900 at the San Francisco Mint there was no electrical lighting, most machinery had not been upgraded or replaced since 1874 and the machinery did not run off of electricity. In addition, the ovens and furnaces were fueled by wood or coal Compare that to the new Philadelphia Mint building that open in 1901 were the most modern equipment for that time period was being installed.'''  
 
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Revision as of 23:02, 19 January 2020

1900-S Boiler Problem

San Francisco Mint Equipment Problems
Working conditions at the San Francisco Mint in 1900 stand in sharp contrast compared to today standards (2020). In 1900 at the San Francisco Mint there was no electrical lighting, most machinery had not been upgraded or replaced since 1874 and the machinery did not run off of electricity. In addition, the ovens and furnaces were fueled by wood or coal . Compare that to the new Philadelphia Mint building that open in 1901 were the most modern equipment for that time period was being installed.


1900-S VAM-23 Obverse/Reverse 1900-P VAM-16 Obverse/Reverse
Branch Mint San Francisco Equipment Problems Philadelphia Mint's New Building
1. Mr Church to visit Washington 1. Cost of new Mint building .
2. Funds for new equipment at SF Mint page 1. 2. New Mint Building .
3. Funds for new equipment at SF Mint page 2. 3. Appropriations for new Machinery at Mint building.
4. Mr Church's assignment at Denver & SF Mints page 1. 4. New Gas Furnace for New Mint
5. Mr Church's assignment at Denver & SF Mints page 2. 5. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 1
6. Mr. Church Leaving for San Francisco Mint. 6. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 2
7. Request for Cost to Fix San Francisco Boiler 7. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 3
8. San Francisco Boiler Replacement Cost 8. Contract for Electrolytic Refinery Process Approved
9. San Francisco Boiler Replacement Cost Increase 9. Contract Problem for Electrolytic Refinery Page 1
10. San Francisco Boiler Problem Page 1. 10. Contract Problem for Electrolytic Refinery page 2
11. San Francisco Boiler Problem Page 2. 11. Contract Problem for Electrolytic Refinery page 3


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