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Title
[Cargill, Incorporated's plant at Pier 84]
Date Created and/or Issued
1958 Aug. 5
Contributing Institution
San Francisco Public Library
Collection
San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection
Rights Information
Permission to use this image must be obtained from the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library: www.sfpl.org/permissions.
Description
Folder: S.F. Districts-Waterfront-Pier 84.
Permission to use this image must be obtained from the San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library: www.sfpl.org/permissions.
Typed on back: "COPRA UNLOADING ON WHEELS is one of the new features at the San Francisco copra terminal of Cargill, Inc. Portable 'sucker' unit in foreground allows quick and easy unloading from one end of ocean-going freighter, while the stationary unit (background) handles discharge from main storage hold. The two units working simultaneously have unloaded as much as 1200 tons of copra a day. The newly improved terminal has the largest capacity of any copra operation on the nation, according to Cargill, which processes the dried coconut meat for use in food and cooking oils, soaps, detergents, protective coatings and other industrial products. Nearly $18,000,000 worth of copra, most of it from the Phillipine (sic) Islands, was imported through the Port of San Francisco last year.
Negative #7885
Type
image
Extent
1 photographic print:
Subject
Districts--Waterfront--Pier 84
San Francisco (Calif.)--Photographs

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