|Title||Iron Chink fish processor, Seattle, ca. 1909 |
|Date||ca. 1909 |
|Caption||In 1902, machines started replacing the Chinese cannery workers who butchered and canned the fish. The machine, called the Iron Chink, slit the fish open, cut off the fins, and removed the guts. With this machine, workers could process fish 50% to 75% faster than they could by hand. At the same time, this invention put many Chinese laborers out of work. |
|Notes||Inventor Edmund Augustine Smith is at right. John Haubner is second from left seated.|
Sign in image: 1909 Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition, the "Iron Chink" will be in Actual Operation Daily During the Exposition - Capacity 1 Fish Every Second [...].
Typed on verso: Iron chink Fish processor.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
|Subjects||Machinery--Washington (State)--Seattle; Fishing industry--Washington (State)--Seattle; Crates--Washington (State)--Seattle; Inventors--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Personal Names||Smith, Edmund Augustine |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||SHS10662 |
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|Credit Line||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Historical Society Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print mounted on cardboard: b&w; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original print as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |