The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on August 11, 1955 · Page 55
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 55

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, August 11, 1955
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August 11,1955 lilgona Upper Be* August 111955 $165,000 Burt Elevator Now Completed Public Inspection of Structure Slated For Friday Burt High School Band To Play Festivities at the open house and public inspection of the new Burt Elevator Friday will include music by the Burt High School band. Another feature will be free refreshments served to all visitors. Free favors will be passed out to both adults and children, in addition to free souvenir postcards which may be sent to friends and relatives 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 Kossuth County may well be proud of this excellent new grain elevator ... which is equipped in every way to render farmers a complete service. We are pleased to have been chosen to supply the aeration equipment featuring special suction fan*, so important to good grain-handling in these'days. 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 Aeration 821 15TH STREET BOQNE, IOWA HAS mm BUSHEL GRAIN-HANDLING CAPACITY The new Burt elevator, which looms as a landmark that can be seen for many miles in Kossulh County, was designed to supply "grain service" to farmers of the area, as well as supplying grain storage needs. The new 250,000 bushel structure rounds out the Burt Co-Operative's facilities. "We have had a 'gap' in our facilities for serving farmers", says J. L. Miller, general manager of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co., "and this 'gap' has now been filled by the new elevator structure, so that we now have a complete and modern set-up for serving all the grain-handling and storage needs of the farmers of our area". In addition to the work and planning of the present board of directors, many of the older members of the Cooperative lent their efforts unsiintingly to the fulfillment of the project. Grain Business Has Expanded 15 Times Since .1930 According to officers of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co., need for the new monolithic concrete elevator was forced by the growth of business in the grain-handling end of the firm's activities. In a period since 1930, this portion of the business has increased some 15 times, making the need for the new elevator acute. Farmers in the Burt area will welcome the facilities offered by completion of the new grain-handling structure. Expect to Render Top-Grade Grain Service Designers of the new Burt elevator have included, in the interior of the structure, every modern piece of equipment for grain handling. Dust-tight distribution is a feature of the elevator, and the head house is larger than the average on such elevators, requiring more space to house the modern grain distribution machinery and equipment. Visitors to the new elevator may view this equipment by taking a trip to the head house Friday. 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 We are pleased to have provided spouting and other machinery for the new Burt elevator in Burt, Iowa, R. R. HOWELL COMPANY Manufacturers and Distributors of Machinery, Equipment and Supplies MINNEAPOLIS 14, MINNESOTA THE NEW BURT ELEVATOR, located at the east edge of Burt, is shown in the above photograph. Shown at the ground level to the right is the location of a special electrically-operated entrance doer, which measures 18 feet in height and at the press of a button rolls up into a tight sphere. The 49-foot high head house rs shown atop the grain tanks, which in themselves rise 1 19 fe«t above the ground. In all, height of the structure is about equivalent to a twelve-story building. Sincere Congratulations On a Masterful Achievement As a banking institution v'rtally interested in the growth and welfare of the Burt community, the officers and director* of mis bank take pleasure in saluting the completion of this important project. It U a notable credit to the forward-looking insight of the management, directors and patrons of the Burt Co-Operative Elevator Co. Burt Savings Bank H. E. Rachut, President R. !. Mawdsley, Vice-president G. H. McMullM, Cashier Marion M. Chipman, JUst Cwkier I* E. Ljnnan, Director Donald Patterson, Director G. W. Ptltenoa Director K. J. South, Director H. A. Thowpww, Director Electric Lift ill Take Visitors To Top Height to Top Of New Structure Is 168 Feet From Ground Seven towns—Ringsled, Fsaton, Bancroft, and of course Burt, — may be seen from the top of the 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 U the distributor floor; and the third floor houses power equipment. The head hous« itself U 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 top of the head house — Cal- GOING UP! Pictured above u 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 of a twelve-story building in the center of the elevator, and carries operating personnel up into the I head house. To provide for extra precaution, a number of safety features have been built into thii installation. led the "Octopus" — ha* 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 fee loaded ia. about minute*. for shipment aaywhere in the counter. at tbe fUp ol a wuwrure of ara> at everr !•*»} in *** Wat U |]M 009 «f tfet a*w fatten* laser- putted la tfc* Iwrt

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