The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 25
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 25

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
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August 11,1955 August 11,1955 T^OOOBurtEIevotoTNow Completed of Structure Slated For Friday I , * * * ub/ic Burt High School Band To Play f*elaiives at distant points SHIPLER'S CAFE in Burt says Congratulations, Too! This massive elevator will be a "Burt land mark" in years to come . . . and will be of great service to our farmers. Congratulations to the Board of Directors of the BURT CO-OPERATIVE ELEVATOR HAS 250,11 BUSHEL* GRAIN-HANDLING CAPACITY landmark that can designed to supply as supplying grain jro rounds out ~inc storage neeas. i»«* T"i>H — IJ " U " uo " cl """— Burt Co-Operatives facilities. -We have had a 'gap' in our ^^'^^S^"?^^ * -K * * * * Grain Business Has Expanded IS Times Since 1930 of the new grain-handling structure. Expect to Render Top-Grade Grain Service taking a trip to the head house Fnday. Congratulations On This Splendid Achievement! We understand this is one of the finest grain-handling facilities in Iowa - and we are proud that it is here. SCHRADER'S HARDWARE Kossuth County may well be proud ol this t new grain elevator ... which is equipped very way to render farmers a complete .emce. We arV pleased to have been chosen to supply the Deration equipment featuring special .action jaw. "Tmportant to good grain-handling in *•»«•£ We salute the Burt Co-operative Elevator Co. on completing such an important achievement in their agricultural community. GEORGE A, ROLFES COMPANY Specialist in Crop Prying and Grain Atration 821 15TH STREET BOONE, IOWA . •^ — — THE NEW BURT ELEVATOR, located at the east edge of Burt, is shown in the above »h Shown at the ground level to the right is the location of a speaal elec- •- - • the structure is about equivalent to a twelve-story building. We are pleased to have provided spouting and other machinery for the new Burl elevator in Burt, Iowa, R.R.HOWELL COMPANY Manufacturers and Distributors of Machinery, Equipment and Supplies MINNEAPOLIS 14, MINNESOTA Sincere Congratulations On a Masterful Achievement As a banking institution vitally interested in the growth and welfare of the Burt community, the officers and directors of this bank take pleasure in saluting the completion of this important project. It is a notable, cred, to the forward-looking insight of the management, d.rectors and patrons of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co. Burt Savings Bank H. E. Rachut, President R. I. Mawdsley, Vice-President G. H. McMullen, Cashier Marion M. Chipman, Asst. Cashier L. E. Linnan, Director Donald Patterson, Director G. W. Patterson, Director K. J. Smith, Director H. A. Thompson, Director Electric Lift Take Visitors To Top Height to Top Of New Structure Is 168 Feet From Ground Seven towns—Rirrgsted, Fe»ton, Bancroft, and of course Burt, — may be seen from the top of he new Burt Elevator on a day without haze, together with an interesting and vast pattern of corn and bean fields. For the open house day Friday, visitors to the elevator will be taken to the head house in the electric lift in the center of the structure. In the head house they will be conducted through the three floors of grain distribution machinery, and may look from windows in the head house over the countryside. The lift has a capacity of two persons besides the operator, who for this occasion will be a contractor's employee. 3 Floors in Head House The head house of the new Burt Elevator, which is the governing factor in .grain distribution throughout the structure, has three floors containing machinery for operation. The first floor is the "spout floor"! second floor is the distributor floor; and the third floor houses power equipment. The head house itself is 49 feet in height. The elaborate equipment installed in the head house of the new Burt elevator requires more height than is usually found in elevators of this type. Loading Facilities Unique Management and directors of the Burt Co-Op specified in the early stages that the new elevator structure be designed to operate as efficiently in the^ matter of "grain handling" as in providing storage facilities. The elevator will therefore handle all grains grown in this area in a speedy and efficient manner. 2,000 bushels of grain may be received at one time in the elevator without resort to any distribution. Such grain is dumped into pits below ground level, without any elevating. The Roto Flow distributor at the lop of the head house — Cal- GOING UP! Pictured above is J. L. Miller, general manager of the Burt Co- Operative Elevator Co., at the controls of the modern electric "lift" installed in the new structure. The lift, having a capacity of two persons besides the operator, rises almost the height ot a twelve-story building in the center of the elevator, and carries operating personnel up into the head houso. To provide lor extra precaution, a number of safety features have been built into thi« installation. led the "Octopus" — has 26 spout outlets which can divert elevated grain into any bin, or into waiting trucks or box-cars at track side. An exclusive biforcated spout splits the flow of grain when directed into a box-car. thus enabling a railroad box-car to be loaded in about twenty minutes, for shipment anywhere in the country. A new "Hot Spot !**«**. which at the flip of a switch tells th* temperature of grain at every 6-foot level in the bins/ is also one of the new features incorporated in the Burt elevator.

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