• Creator
  • Unknown
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1909
  • Description
  • 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.
  • Format
  • image
    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
  • Rights
  • Museum of History & Industry, Seattle