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D'Hanis Brick Works, D'Hanis, Medina County, TX



B&W Photos

HB1110903
Clay Quarry 800 Yards Northwest Of D'hanis Brick Works.

HB1110904
Unit Power Shovel On The Eastern Side Of The Quarry.

HB1110905
Power Wheels Running Off Of The Steam Engine.

HB1110906
Dry Pan Grinder, South View.

HB1110907
Southeast View Of Dry Pan Grinders.

HB1110908
Extruding Machine; J.c

HB1110909
Principle Extrusion Machine From The South.

HB1110910
Principle Extrusion Machine From The Northeast.

HB1110911
Extruder; North Side.

HB1110912
Clay Material Collectors.

HB1110913
Brick Presses Looking West.

HB1110914
Rejected Un-fired Clay Shards.

HB1110915
West Elevation Of Brick Presses.

HB1110916
Detail Brick Forms.

HB1110917
Steam Broiler For The Steam Engine.

HB1110918
A Rafter To The Roof Of The Engine House.

HB1110919
View Of The Steam Engine Looking Down.

HB1110920
Steam Engine On The East Side.

HB1110921
Steam Engine Showing Details Of The Flywheel End.

HB1110922
Steam Engine Showing The Flywheel Bearing.

HB1110923
Steam Engine Showing The Cylinder Head Valve Cams.

HB1110924
Brick Drying Ovens, (all Moisture Needs To Be Removed Before Firing); These Are Old Versions.

HB1110925
Drying Ovens; These Are Later Versions.

HB1110926
Turntable For Narrow Gauge Cars Switching Them Into Drying Ovens Or Brick Kilns.

HB1110927
General View Of The Brick Kilns From A Nearby Cotton Gin Looking Northwest.

HB1110928
General View Of The Brick Kilns Looking Northwest.

HB1110929
Turn-of-the-century Kilns On The Left; 1950's Steel Wrapped Kiln On The Right.

HB1110930
Steam Engine House; Center Left.

HB1110931
Brick Kilns At The Eastern End Of The Yard.

HB1110932
Detail Of The Kiln Portal.

HB1110933
Portal Detail; South Face.

HB1110934
General View Of The Steel Wrapped Kiln; 1950's Model.

HB1110935
Interior Brick Kiln.

HB1110936
Materials Handling Equipment; West End Of The Plant.

HB1110937
Product Samples.

HB1110938
Brick Samples Including The First Brick On The Left, And Bicentennial Brick On The Right.


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Item Title


Location
D'Hanis, TX

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER TX-12
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction

Related Names
Wallrath, Charles
Birkner, Gus
Nester, John B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. CLAY QUARRY 800 YARDS NORTHWEST OF D'HANIS BRICK WORKS.
2. UNIT POWER SHOVEL ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE QUARRY.
3. POWER WHEELS RUNNING OFF OF THE STEAM ENGINE.
4. DRY PAN GRINDER, SOUTH VIEW.
5. SOUTHEAST VIEW OF DRY PAN GRINDERS.
6. EXTRUDING MACHINE; J.C. STEELE, MODEL 30, WITH SWISS CUTTING MACHINE.
7. PRINCIPLE EXTRUSION MACHINE FROM THE SOUTH.
8. PRINCIPLE EXTRUSION MACHINE FROM THE NORTHEAST.
9. EXTRUDER; NORTH SIDE.
10. CLAY MATERIAL COLLECTORS.
11. BRICK PRESSES LOOKING WEST.
12. REJECTED UN-FIRED CLAY SHARDS.
13. WEST ELEVATION OF BRICK PRESSES.
14. DETAIL BRICK FORMS.
15. STEAM BROILER FOR THE STEAM ENGINE.
16. A RAFTER TO THE ROOF OF THE ENGINE HOUSE.
17. VIEW OF THE STEAM ENGINE LOOKING DOWN.
18. STEAM ENGINE ON THE EAST SIDE.
19. STEAM ENGINE SHOWING DETAILS OF THE FLYWHEEL END.
20. STEAM ENGINE SHOWING THE FLYWHEEL BEARING.
21. STEAM ENGINE SHOWING THE CYLINDER HEAD VALVE CAMS.
22. BRICK DRYING OVENS, (ALL MOISTURE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED BEFORE FIRING); THESE ARE OLD VERSIONS.
23. DRYING OVENS; THESE ARE LATER VERSIONS.
24. TURNTABLE FOR NARROW GAUGE CARS SWITCHING THEM INTO DRYING OVENS OR BRICK KILNS.
25. GENERAL VIEW OF THE BRICK KILNS FROM A NEARBY COTTON GIN LOOKING NORTHWEST.
26. GENERAL VIEW OF THE BRICK KILNS LOOKING NORTHWEST.
27. TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY KILNS ON THE LEFT; 1950'S STEEL WRAPPED KILN ON THE RIGHT.
28. STEAM ENGINE HOUSE; CENTER LEFT.
29. BRICK KILNS AT THE EASTERN END OF THE YARD.
30. DETAIL OF THE KILN PORTAL.
31. PORTAL DETAIL; SOUTH FACE.
32. GENERAL VIEW OF THE STEEL WRAPPED KILN; 1950'S MODEL.
33. INTERIOR BRICK KILN.
34. MATERIALS HANDLING EQUIPMENT; WEST END OF THE PLANT.
35. PRODUCT SAMPLES.
36. BRICK SAMPLES INCLUDING THE FIRST BRICK ON THE LEFT, AND BICENTENNIAL BRICK ON THE RIGHT.
STEAM ENGINE HOUSE; CENTER LEFT.
PRODUCT SAMPLES.
BRICK SAMPLES INCLUDING THE FIRST BRICK ON THE LEFT, AND BI-CENTENNIAL BRICK ON THE RIGHT.
THREE-QUARTERS-ELEVATION OF THE OWNER'S HOUSE; NORTH OF THE BRICK QUARRY.


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