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A61503-15
Date: 10-10-19511 of 23:
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Series: A61503   Image#: 15   Date: 10-10-1951
Workers at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co. of Washington's Taylor Way plant appear to be positioning barrels to be filled with Pennsalt chemical products in a photograph taken on October 10, 1951. Rollers are set in the floor to then move the filled barrels to the next point in the assembly line. Enormous pipes seem to hang from the ceiling; large scales can be spotted behind the barrels.
A61503-12
Date: 10-10-19512 of 23:
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Series: A61503   Image#: 12   Date: 10-10-1951
A Pennsalt employee carefully monitors a pressure gauge at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co. of Washington's tideflats plant in October, 1951. He has one hand on a handle and stares directly at the gauge. Two tanks of liquid chlorine flank a Toledo scale nearby.
A61503-1
Date: 10-10-19513 of 23:
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Series: A61503   Image#: 1   Date: 10-10-1951
Interior exposure of Pennsylvania Salt plant. Two employees of the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington appear to be preparing to fill the large tanker car full of liquid chlorine in a photograph taken in October, 1951. Pennsylvania Salt (Pennsalt) was one of Tacoma's largest chemical plants, beginning operations on the Tideflats in the late 1920's. Major products were caustic soda and chlorine; in liquid form, chlorine was especially valued as sterilizing agents for water purification and sewage treatment. TPL-10066
D166500-3
Date: 01-09-19764 of 23:
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Series: D166500   Image#: 3   Date: 01-09-1976
Pennwalt plant. This is another view in early 1976 of the sprawling Pennwalt Corporation plant located in Tacoma's tideflats along the Hylebos Waterway. The company was formerly known as the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co. of Washington or Pennsalt. It had been producing chemicals including caustic soda and liquid chlorine in Tacoma since 1929. Photograph ordered by Pennwalt Corporation.
A61108-11
Date: 09-15-19515 of 23:
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Series: A61108   Image#: 11   Date: 09-15-1951
This photograph of six cans of caustic soda manufactured by Pennsalt was taken on September 15, 1951. The black metallic cans are of various sizes; five of them contain flake caustic soda while the remaining container is labeled solid caustic soda. Caustic soda, also known as sodium hydroxide, is a white brittle solid used especially in making soap, rayon and paper. It can be in liquid, solid or flake form. The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co. had a large chemical plant in the Tideflats which manufactured basic chemicals from salt for pulp mills and then onto other products.
D52167-29
Date: 08-08-19506 of 23:
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Series: D52167   Image#: 29   Date: 08-08-1950
Visitors to the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's open house celebration on August 8, 1950, enjoy one of the many interesting tours given that day. Pennsalt opened the doors to their Tacoma plant in the tideflats to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of its parent firm. Here the man in white shirt and tie gestures toward what appears to be large holding tanks. Pennsalt manufactures many kinds of chemical products, including caustic soda and liquid chlorine, from coarse gray salt. (TNT 8-6-50, A-9)
D52167-27
Date: 08-08-19507 of 23:
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Series: D52167   Image#: 27   Date: 08-08-1950
Eight men stand outdoors at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's open house on August 8, 1950. The open house, held at Pennsalt's Taylor Way location, drew a large crowd of interested visitors and employees. It was all in celebration of its parent firm's 100 anniversary. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
D52167-18
Date: 08-08-19508 of 23:
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Series: D52167   Image#: 18   Date: 08-08-1950
Ten women pose in front of a Pennsalt display during the company's 100th anniversary celebration. Pennsalt's Tacoma location on Taylor Way opened its doors on August 8, 1950, so that visitors could tour the plant, examine displays, and become aware of the 300 and more products manufactured by Pennsalt. The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington has itself been a vital presence in the tideflats since 1929 and is one of Pennsalt's eight manufacturing plants in the nation. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
D52167-12
Date: 08-08-19509 of 23:
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Series: D52167   Image#: 12   Date: 08-08-1950
A small group of visitors stand in front of the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's Taylor Way plant. Nearby is a tank used to contain liquid chlorine, one of Pennsalt's many chemical products. The company opened its doors for a celebration of its parent firm's 100th anniversary which included tours, demonstrations, and refreshments. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
D52167-1
Date: 08-08-195010 of 23:
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Series: D52167   Image#: 1   Date: 08-08-1950
The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington held an open house on August 8, 1950, to officially celebrate its parent firm's 100th anniversary. The Pennsalt tideflats location at 2901 Taylor Way welcomed a large crowd of visitors and employees. Despite its name, Pennsalt did not make common table salt but did manufacture more than 300 chemical products. (TNT 8-6-50, A-9)
D51787-4
Date: 08-08-195011 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 4   Date: 08-08-1950
A large crowd awaits entry to the Pennsalt open house as the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington helps to celebrate its parent firm's 100th anniversary. The Tacoma plant went into operation in June, 1929, at its tideflats location of 2901 Taylor Way. Construction of the 40 acre plant had begun a year earlier when it was called Tacoma Electro-Chemical Co. (TNT 8-6-50, A-9)
D51787-31
Date: 08-08-195012 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 31   Date: 08-08-1950
Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington held an open house on August 8, 1950, to help celebrate Pennsalt, its parent firm's, 100th anniversary. Visitors could walk through the 40 acre plant and view displays of Pennsalt's history and product development. This photograph shows notebooks indicating new products developed through Pennsalt's research and development laboratories which include complex fluorides and sulfur hexafluorides. Despite its name, Pennsalt does not manufacture common salt; it produces a multitude of chemical products from raw salt.
D51787-30
Date: 08-08-195013 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 30   Date: 08-08-1950
Visitors to the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's open house on August 8, 1950, enjoy refreshments under a large tent. Food was catered by Ben-Dews, whose delivery truck is parked nearby. The plant, located at 2901 Taylor Way, opened its doors to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its parent firm, Pennsalt.
D51787-28
Date: 08-08-195014 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 28   Date: 08-08-1950
A large display of drawings was exhibited at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's open house held at its tideflats plant on August 8, 1950. The display commemorates the 100th anniversary of the firm's parent company, Pennsalt, and shows a series of illustrations regarding its history.
D51787-26
Date: 08-08-195015 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 26   Date: 08-08-1950
Fred H. Gillmaster is flanked by Marijane Argue, office secretary, on the left and an unidentified woman on the right, at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's open house on August 8, 1950. Mr. Gillmaster has a white flower clasped in his hands while the two women wear small corsages. While the Tacoma plant has been in operation since 1929, its parent company is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
D51787-23
Date: 08-08-195016 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 23   Date: 08-08-1950
An open house and tour occurred at the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's Taylor Way plant on August 8, 1950, as the plant helped celebrate its parent firm's 100th anniversary. This long distance shot shows several women relaxing at a table in front of a brick building. The open house drew large crowds of interested visitors.
D51787-22
Date: 08-08-195017 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 22   Date: 08-08-1950
Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington held an open house on August 8, 1950, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its parent firm. The Tacoma plant is located at on the tideflats at 2901 Taylor Way. Domestic salt is brought in from California and Tacoma's cheap electrical power and abundant clean water are used to produce caustic soda and chlorine. The industrial chemicals can then be transported easily back to California and other locations due to Tacoma's efficient shipping facilities. (TNT 8-9-50, p. 10)
D51787-20
Date: 08-08-195018 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 20   Date: 08-08-1950
An unidentified group of men and women stand in front of the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's Tacoma plant on August 8, 1950. They are there to celebrate the centennial of the founding of its parent firm. Pennsalt opened its doors in Pennsylvania in 1850 with household lye as its first profitable product. Pennsalt does not produce any common or table salt but does manufacture basic chemicals from salt. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
D51787-19
Date: 08-08-195019 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 19   Date: 08-08-1950
The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's Taylor Way plant opened its doors for visitors to help celebrate its parent company's 100th anniversary on August 8, 1950. Founded in Natrona, Pennsylvania, in 1850, the firm has grown into a nationwide chain of eight manufacturing plants and research laboratories. Pennsalt does not make table salt. It does, however, make more than 300 chemical products ranging from small bottles of bactercide to multi-ton tank cars of acid. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
D51787-18
Date: 08-08-195020 of 23:
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Series: D51787   Image#: 18   Date: 08-08-1950
The Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company of Washington's Taylor Way plant opened its doors for visitors to help celebrate its parent company's 100th anniversary. Founded in Natrona, Pennsylvania, in 1850, the firm has grown into a nationwide chain of eight manufacturing plants and research laboratories. Pennsalt does not make table salt. It does, however, make more than 300 chemical products ranging from small bottles of bactercide to multi-ton tank cars of acid. (TNT 8-6-50, p. A-9)
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