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1971 to 1969
cover image December 1971
December 1971
Caption: After extensive modification, Ravenswood's five-stand hot finishing mill can now produce hot rolled coils up to 103 inches wide and weighing up to 40,000 pounds. Kaiser Aluminum installed tandem rewind reels, widened the roll tables at the mill entrance, and widened the faces on all the work rolls and backup rolls.
cover image October 1971
October 1971
Caption: Five stand tandem continuous mill at Kaiser Aluminum's Trentwood, Washington, works reduces one inch slabs to sheet 1/10 inch thick at speeds up to 1000 feet per minute. (Photo courtesy Kaiser Aluminum.)
cover image August 1971
August 1971
Caption: Handling aluminum coils at Alcan's Oswego, New York rolling mill.
cover image June 1971
June 1971
Caption: New sixteen-strand Loma billet casting installation with automated handling at the Wieland-Werke in West Germany.
cover image April 1971
April 1971
Caption: Stretching wide aluminum plate in the 8 million pound stretcher at Alcoa's Davenport works.
cover image February 1971
February 1971
Caption: At Eastalco semi-automatic pot tending crane performs a number of different functions: it breaks the surface crust on the pot, replenishes the pot with alumina, removes and replaces old anode units, and taps the molten metal for transport to the casting facility.
cover image December 1970
December 1970
Caption: Three stand E. W. Bliss rolling bill at Alcan's Oswego, New York, plant.
cover image October 1970
October 1970
Caption: Equipment at right is trimming a coil of foil stock mounted on the "unwind" station of Alcoa's foil plant at Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Foil from this coil, which is 72 inches in diameter, will be used to package food and other products. Lebanon Works was built on 600 acres in the heart of Pennsylvania's Dutch country.
cover image August 1970
August 1970
Caption: Rolling aluminum at Alcoa's Tennessee Works.
cover image June 1970
June 1970
Caption: 168-inch United hot breakdown rolling mill at the Ravenswood, Virginia works of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation.
cover image April 1970
April 1970
Caption: More than 800 miles of foil can be rolled from this largest aluminum ingot ever cast in a reduction plant of Reynolds Metals Company. It weighs 36,500 pounds and was cast at Reynolds plant at Troutdale, Oregon, using a special mold on Troutdale's direct chill casting unit. It measures 24 inches by 78 inches and is 17, 1/4 feet in length. Ingots 14.6 feet long are produced on a regular basis at Troutdale. After being rolled into sheet at Reynolds McCook, Illinois, plant it most likely will be rolled into foil in Richmond, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky.
cover image February 1970
February 1970
Caption: A coil of aluminum foil stock being trimmed at Alcoa's foil plant at Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Foil from this coil, which is 72 inches in diameter, will be used to package food and other products. Lebanon Works is on a 600-acre site in the heart of Pennsylvania's picturesque Dutch country.
cover image December 1969
December 1969
Caption: Stretcher levelling of aluminum sheet at Harvey Aluminum Co.
cover image October 1969
October 1969
Caption: An aluminum slab, 1/4 in. thick and 150 ft. long, enters the 110-inch hot reversing mill at the Ravenswood, West Virginia, plant of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation.
cover image August 1969
August 1969
Caption: Aluminum plate gets a smooth surface in a milling machine at Alcoa's Davenport (Iowa) Works. The surface cutter already has finished the right side of the plate with a characteristic milling pattern. The left side is unmilled. Capable of handling plate up to 10 feet wide and 40 feet long, the mill shapes, routs, contours and surfaces metal.
cover image June 1969
June 1969
Caption: Heavy gauge aluminum moves into a horizontal heat treating furnace at the Davenport, Iowa Works of Alcoa. The furnace accommodates metal in widths up at 150 inches and lengths of 100 feet in gauges from .250 to six inches.
cover image April 1969
April 1969
Caption: Charging aluminum melting furnaces at Kaiser Ravenswood Works.
cover image February 1969
February 1969
Caption: An operator observes aluminum sheet moving through one of the five stands in the new Reynold's Metals Company cold rolling mill at Sheffield, Alabama. Gages above his head indicate roller pressure, temperature and other information.