Cable Presses at Western Electric, Kearny, NJ, 1929

safety negative

PHOTOGRAPHS - SOFT NEGATIVES
Rosenfeld and Sons
USA, NJ, Kearny
1929-06-12
8 x 10 x 0 in.

8x10 safety negative photographed by Rosenfeld and Sons on June 12, 1929. Image of cable presses at Western Electric in Kearny, NJ. Visible in image: caption reads: "Directly in Back of Presses are Storage / and Vacuum Ovens. Cables are dried in / vacuum ovens and held in storage ovens / for sheathing. Drying Cycle 24 hrs. / Toll Cable, 12 hrs. Loop Cable. Vacuum / ovens 40 ft. long, 7 1/2 ft. diameter. / Vacuum Oven conditions- 270° F 1"-2" / abs. Press. Storage oven conditions - / 100° F. 1-2% Relative Humidity for Toll / Cable. 10% Relative Humidity for Loop / Cable", other insert of "SECTION OF DIE BLOCK" showing how cable is covered, picture of men feeding cable from vacuum ovens onto cable reels. CREDIT LINE: Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection. Typed on original negative sleeve: “35350 6/12/29 / 1938-14 / WECo-110 Central Ave-Kearny, NJ / Mr. H Rossbacher, Copy of photo at studio“.


1984.187.35350

Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection



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