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Title [Machine shop, C.W. Hunt Company]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1890-1910
Collection C.W. Hunt Photograph Collection
Description Original B&W print on cream cardboard mount. Interior view of a machine shop at the C.W. Hunt Company in West New Brighton, Staten Island. Four men are working in the room. Two men stand at right, each in front of a large piece of machinery, possibly a rolling mill, run by belts from overhead drive shafts; a third man stands at the far end of the room by another large piece of equipment. A fourth man stands in the far corner at left. There are several sets of tracks or rails in the floor.
(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
Machinery
Machine shops
Employees
Interiors
Factories
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Hunt, Charles Wallace
Catalog Number PH01.1537
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.