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Thomas By-Product Coke Works, 1200 Tenth Street West, Thomas, Jefferson County, AL



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Item Title
Thomas By-Product Coke Works, 1200 Tenth Street West, Thomas, Jefferson County, AL

Location
1200 Tenth Street West, Thomas, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-14
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N124).
Significance: The Thomas Coke By-product Works is possibly the finest intact early twentieth century by-product coke works available for interpretation. The construction of the Koppers-Becker coke ovens at Thomas in 1925 marked the end in the process to convert from beehive coking ovens to by-product recover coking in the Birmingham Industrial District. Thus, the site represents the modern method of extracting by-products from the coking process and using them to make industrial chemicals such as coal gas, tar, ammonia, light oil and naphthalene. The coke was used to fuel the Thomas Company's blast furnaces.

Subjects
Coke Plants


Related Names
Republic Steel Corporation


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BIRMINGHAM TEAM WITH COKE OVEN, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
2. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST (ABOVE).
3. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST (ABOVE).
4. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
5. COKE OVENS WITH CAR PULLEY, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
6. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
7. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTH.
8. COAL BIN, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
9. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
10. COAL BIN, EXTERIOR NORTH.
11. COKE OVENS WITH COKE SCREENING STATION, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
12. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR, NORTHWEST (ABOVE).
13. COAL BIN, EXTERIOR WEST.
14. COAL BIN WITH QUENCHING CAR, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
15. COAL BIN WITH COLLECTING MAIN, EXTERIOR WEST.
16. COAL BIN WITH COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
17. COKE OVENS WITH COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
18. BY-PRODUCT AND COKE WORKS, EXTERIOR EAST.
19. BY-PRODUCT AND COKE WORKS.
20. QUENCHING TOWER, BY-PRODUCT AND COKE WORKS, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
21. COKE OVENS WITH COKE WHARF, EXTERIOR EAST.
22. COAL BIN WITH QUENCHING CAR, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
23. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
24. COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
25. COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
26. COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR EAST.
27. COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
28. COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR NORTH.
29. COAL ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
30. COAL ELEVATOR, INTERIOR WEST.
31. COKE ELEVATOR, EXTERIOR EAST.
32. COKE SCREENING STATION, EXTERIOR WEST.
33. COKE ELEVATOR MOTOR, INTERIOR WEST.
34. COKE ELEVATOR MOTOR (DETAIL), INTERIOR NORTH.
35. PUSHER MACHINE (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
36. PUSHER MACHINE, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
37. PUSHER MACHINE, EXTERIOR WEST.
38. PUSHER MACHINE AND OVENS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
39. PUSHER MACHINE, EXTERIOR EAST.
40. PUSHER MACHINE, EXTERIOR EAST.
41. PUSHER MACHINE RAM (DETAIL), EXTERIOR WEST.
42. PUSHER MACHINE CONTROL ROOM, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
43. PUSHER MACHINE CONTROL ROOM, INTERIOR NORTH.
44. POWER MACHINE, (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
45. PUSHER RAM STORAGE, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
46. COKE OVEN DOOR (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTH.
47. COLLECTING MAIN (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTH.
48. COLLECTING MAIN, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
49. AIR BOX AND GAS MAIN, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (GAS GUNS).
50. AIR BOX AND GAS MAIN (DETAIL), INTERIOR SOUTH (GAS GUNS).
51. GAS MAIN REVERSING ROOM, INTERIOR EAST (EAST END OF COKE OVENS).
52. EXHAUST FLUTE CONTROL, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
53. GOOSE NECK FOR COLLECTING MAIN, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
54. AIR BOX MOTOR, INTERIOR SOUTHEAST (EAST END OF COKE OVENS).
55. INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (EAST END OF COKE OVENS).
56. INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (EAST END OF COKE OVENS).
57. QUENCHING CAR, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
58. LARRY CAR AND COAL HOPPER GUIDES, EXTERIOR EAST.
59. LARRY CAR AND COAL HOPPER GUIDES, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
60. LARRY CAR COAL GUIDE (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
61. COKE GUIDE AND COKE OVENS, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
62. COKE GUIDE, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
63. COKE GUIDE, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
64. COKE GUIDE, EXTERIOR NORTH.
65. PUSHER MACHINE DOOR OPENER STORAGE, INTERIOR WEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
66. COKE GUIDE DOOR OPENER STORAGE, INTERIOR NORTHWEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
67. COKE GUIDE DOOR OPENER STORAGE, INTERIOR WEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
68. COKE OVEN DOOR REPAIR SHOP, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
69. COKE OVEN DOOR REPLACEMENT PARTS, INTERIOR WEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
70. REPAIR SHOP GRINDER, INTERIOR WEST (WEST END OF COKE OVENS).
71. CROSS BEAM SUPPORT (DETAIL), INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (EAST END OF COKE OVENS).
72. BY-PRODUCT PLANT, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
73. BY-PRODUCT PLANT, EXTERIOR NORTH.
74. BY-PRODUCT PLANT, EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
75. BY-PRODUCT PLANT BOOSTER, INTERIOR SOUTHEAST (WEST END OF BUILDING).
76. BY-PRODUCT PLANT BOOSTER, INTERIOR EAST (WEST END OF BUILDING).
77. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR NORTHWEST (WEST END OF BUILDING).
78. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR WEST (WEST END OF BUILDING).
79. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST (WEST END OF BUILDING).
80. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
81. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR NORTHWEST.
82. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER (DETAIL), INTERIOR NORTHEAST.
83. BY-PRODUCT PLANT EXHAUSTER (DETAIL), INTERIOR NORTHWEST.
84. BY-PRODUCT PLANT VALVE CONTROL, INTERIOR NORTHWEST.
85. BY-PRODUCT PLANT TURBO EXHAUSTER, INTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
86. BY-PRODUCT PLANT VALVE CONTROL. INTERIOR UP.
87. BY-PRODUCT PLANT AMMONIA ABSORBER, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
88. BY-PRODUCT PLANT, AMMONIA ABSORBER AND WATER PUMP HOUSE, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
89. BY-PRODUCT PLANT AMMONIA ABSORBER, INTERIOR NORTH (SOUTH END OF BUILDING).
90. PRIMARY COOLERS AND BENZOIL WASHERS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
91. BY-PRODUCT PLANT AND TAR PRECIPITATORS, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
92. PRIMARY COOLERS AND TAR PRECIPITATORS, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
93. PRIMARY COOLERS AND TAR PRECIPITATORS, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
94. TAR PRECIPITATORS, EXTERIOR NORTH.
95. TAR PRECIPITATORS, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
96. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
97. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
98. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
99. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
100. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
101. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR EAST.
102. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
103. FUEL GAS HOLDER AND PRIMARY COOLERS, EXTERIOR WEST.
104. PRIMARY COOLERS, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
105. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHWEST.
106. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
107. TAR PRECIPITATORS (DETAIL), EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
108. TAR PRECIPITATORS AND PRIMARY COOLER, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
109. TAR PRECIPITATORS AND PRIMARY COOLER, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
110. TAR PRECIPITATOR BUILDING (DETAIL), INTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
111. DOWN COMER, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
112. EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
113. BY-PRODUCT PIPE.
114. FUEL GAS HOLDER, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
115. BLEEDER STACK, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
116. BLEEDER STACK, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
117. BENZOIL AND BY-PRODUCT PLANT, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
118. BENZOIL PLANT, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
119. BENZOIL PLANT, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
120. BENZOIL PLANT, EXTERIOR NORTHEAST.
121. BENZOIL PLANT, EXTERIOR NORTH.
122. BENZOIL PLANT, EXTERIOR WEST.
123. WASH OIL STILL AND LIGHT OIL RECTIFIER, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
124. LIGHT OIL RECOVERY (DETAIL), EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
125. AGITATOR, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
126. LIGHT OIL CONDENSORS, EXTERIOR NORTH.
127. RECTIFING COLUMN, INTERIOR NORTH (FIRST FLOOR).
128. RECTIFING COLUMN AND PURE PRODUCTS COOLER, INTERIOR WEST (SECOND FLOOR).
129. BY-PRODUCTS PLANT & BATH AND SUPPLY HOUSE, EXTERIOR SOUTHWEST.
130. SUPPLY HOUSE AND BY-PRODUCT PIPE, EXTERIOR SOUTHEAST.
131. SUPPLY, BATH, TAR, AMMONIA RECOVERY, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
132. SUPPLY AND BATH HOUSE, EXTERIOR SOUTH.
133. AERIAL VIEW.
134. AERIAL VIEW.
135. EXTERIOR ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHEAST, WITH PUSHER.
136. EXTERIOR ELEVATION, LOOKING NORTHWEST, WITH COKE OVENS, CONVEYORS AND HOPPER.


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