Printout from Bridging the Years:

No.1 Grain Elevator on Trafford Wharf

No.1 Grain Elevator on Trafford Wharf

T1101. The photograph shows the construction of the wooden interior of the Grain Elevator prior to the brick skin. The elevator when completed cost £84,000.00 and had a storage capacity of 40,000 tons divided between 268 individual bins. It was able to unload grain from a ship at the rate of 350 tons per hour and load grain onto a ship at 150 tons per hour, or 250 sacks per hour. It was designed by John S. Metcalf of Chicago and was the largest of its kind in Europe, opening behind schedule on the 4th July 1898. It was destroyed by enemy bombs in 1940.
Publisher
ContributorMrs Elsie Mullineux
Creatorcorporatename - Manchester Ship Canal Company
Datecreation - Unknown
TypePhotographic prints - Black and White
Formatdimension.H - 120mm
dimension.W - 166mm
Identifier652
SourceSalford City Archive / The Frank Mullineux Collection
LanguageEN
Relation
CoverageLocation.Creation Site - Trafford Wharf, Trafford (O.S. Ref: 380220, 397100)
RightsManchester Ship Canal Company