The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 27
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 27

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
Page 27
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THE PEOPLE OF THIS AREA A FEW FACTS ABOUT THE NEW BURT ELEVATOR Entire structure is of monolithic concrete . . . eleven continuous days and nights were consumed in pouring concrete.. Height to top is 168 feet — or approximately same height as a twelve-story building. • * Capacity of elevator is 250,000 bushels of grain. Elevator features dust-tight grain distribution through-out its area. Head House at top has three floors. Roto Flow distributor at top — called the "Octopus" — has 26 spout outlets which divert grain into any bin or load into trucks or box-cars. Electrically-operated door measures 18 feet high and 12 feet wide — rolls up into a sphere when button is pressed. Electrically-operated lift carries personnel from ground level to top of structure. Elevator has facilities for receiving 2,000 bushels grain in receiving pits without elevating any. Exclusive biforeated spout can load a box-car in twenty minutes. American flag flies atop twenty foot flag pole from roof of head house. are cordially invited to the Ride to the Top! On Our Public Inspection Day, Visitors Are Invited to Make Trip to the Head House by Electric Lift - Seven Towns May Be Seen From Top on Clear Day. Those who wish may make the trip to the head house of the new Hurt Elevator by the electrically-operated lift. In the head house at the top, three floors may be inspected, each housing special and interesting machinery for .the distribution and handling of grain in the elevator. Guides will be stationed on each of the floors to explain the operation. Trips to the top will be supervised by contractor employees, and a special area will be roped off atop the tanks from which the countryside may be viewed. Children will be taken aloft if accompanied by parent. Public Inspection OF THE NEW BURT Co-Operative ELEVATOR Friday, August 12 Music by Burl High School Band Free Refreshments For All Favors For Adults and Children Free Souvenir Postcards You are most cordially invited to visit and inspect the new Burt Co-Operative Elevator on ''Public Inspection Day" ... and see at first hand the many facilities incorporated into the construction of a modern elevator for the storage and handling of farmers' grains. To make your visit interesting and informative, the management and board of directors have planned many special features for your visit . . . and we feel it will be an occasion of great interest to many of this area. The elevator, started in early March and later poured in one continuous span of eleven days and nights, has been receiving its finishing touches in past weeks, and will be all ready for your visit Friday. It is an achievement of which we of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator are justly proud, and we look forward to having you as our guest. Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co BURT, IOWA OPERATING PERSONNEL BOARD OF DIRECTORS J. L. Miller. General Manager John Hassle, Mill Man George Becker. Manager Lumber Dept. Dale Lockwood, 2nd Man, Lumber Dept. Miss Selina Clifton, Head Book-keeper Roger Chaiee, Driver William Madsen, Jr. 2nd Man, Grain Dept. F. L. Hyerson, President Paul P. Weber, Vice President Russell Patterson. Secretary T. E. Lagerslrom, Director Dean Andrews, Director A. J. Dittmer, Director Walter Campney, Director

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