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Title [Workshop, C.W. Hunt Company]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890s-1910s
Collection C.W. Hunt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on cream cardboard mount. Interior view of a large workshop at the C.W. Hunt Company in West New Brighton, Staten Island, seen from an elevated vantage point. Two men stand at center next to a large piece of machinery set on trestles or sawhorses; a similar piece of machinery stands on its end at right. A chain hoist hangs from a beam above. Two men stand behind a stack of partially constructed buckets. Two sets of tracks can be seen in the floor; one runs beside where the men are standing, with two flat carts on the tracks, each carrying materials and equipment. There is another stack of partially made buckets at left. Machines can be seen at right, in the background, and at far left. There are large open doors or windows in the wall at right. The shop is open to the roof, which appears to be made partially of glass to let in sunlight.
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 6 x 8.25
Ownership and History Founded in 1872, the C.W. Hunt Company became one of Staten Island's largest and most famous industrial establishments. The company manufactured many types of industrial equipment, including coal-handling machinery, steam shovels, and hoisting engines.
Earliest Date 1890
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Machinery industry
Machine shops
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hunt, Charles Wallace
Catalog Number PH01.1542
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Great Kills Woman's Club, August 2017.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.