Germany in 1912: Images 211 to 220

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thyssen (first on the right) shares the running of the Coal Union with Kirdof, Haniel, Krablet and Stinnes (from right to left), the strongest German cartel along with the Steel Union.

The strike. -- Factory workers await the return of delegates sent to their bosses with their demands they hope to achieve.

The Rheinische Stahlwerke (Rhein Steelworks) in Duisburg-Meiderich is one of the most important in the basin. Its coal and mineral mines give the primary materials necessary for its industry. It has a metalurgical factory at Duisburg-Meiderich, a sheet metal rolling mill at Duisburg, a coal factory at has five furnaces capable of producing 1400 to 1500 tons of pig iron per day.

The port of Ruhrort, a coal warehouse in the Ruhr valley, occupies a water area of more than 80 hectares.

The movement that takes place at the port of Duisburg-Ruhrort added to that of other small private ports exceeds that of Hamburg.

Social democracy is a powerfully established and directed organization. One has an idea of its power if we consider that it is a group of more than 2.5 million adherents.

Arrests take place with a certain vigor. Besides this, the police are not just to content to keep order in the streets; they also closely monitor simple union gatherings.

Ehrhardt Factory in Düsseldorf. -- The scribing of a cannon barrel requires just two or three hours of automatic work by a calibrated machine.

Ehrhardt is a serious competitor of Krupp and its manufacturing process has been combined with that of Krupp for the manufacture of canons for the German army.

Ehrhardt. -- Before entering into service, shrapnel envelopes are verified by the women and then cleaned and rubbed by them.


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