• Creator
  • Richard Nicol
  • Created Date
  • 2001
  • Description
  • The "Iron Chink" named by its inventor, Edmund Smith, after the Chinese laborers it was invented to replace. Although much of the salmon canning process was mechanized in the early years of the 20th century, much of the butchering was still done by skilled Chinese hand butchers. This machine could accomplish work six times faster than the most skilled hand butcher. It was displayed at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, in Seattle, 1909, as n... more
    The "Iron Chink" named by its inventor, Edmund Smith, after the Chinese laborers it was invented to replace. Although much of the salmon canning process was mechanized in the early years of the 20th century, much of the butchering was still done by skilled Chinese hand butchers. This machine could accomplish work six times faster than the most skilled hand butcher. It was displayed at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, in Seattle, 1909, as new and exciting technology in thisresource-based economy. less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    artifact
    Scanned from slide as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit color, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using CONTENTdm's image import
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