1900-S Boiler Problem - WR

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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, at all three mints the boilers, ovens and furnaces were fueled by wood or coal. In March of 1900 the first gas fired Annealing furnace went online at the Philadelphia Mint. Shortly after the Annealing furnace went online gas was extended to the Melting, Tempering and furnaces for dies. 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. Mr Church to Appear in Washington
5. Mr Church's assignment at Denver & SF Mints page 2. 5. New Gas Annealing Furnace for Philadelphia Mint.
6. Mr. Church Leaving for San Francisco Mint. 6. New Gas Furnace For Silver Coinage Page 1.
7. Request for Cost to Fix San Francisco Boiler 7. New Gas Furnace For Silver Coinage Page 2.
8. San Francisco Boiler Replacement Cost 8. New Gas Furnace for New Mint
9. San Francisco Boiler Replacement Cost Increase 9. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 1
10. San Francisco Boiler Problem Page 1. 10. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 2
11. San Francisco Boiler Problem Page 2. 11. Electrolytic Refinery Process page 3
12. 12. Contract for Electrolytic Refinery Process Approved


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