Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 05/30/2014


Photo taken on May 23, 2014


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Dordt in Stoom 2014 – Vlootschouw – Stadsgraanzuiger № 19

Dordt in Stoom 2014 – Vlootschouw – Stadsgraanzuiger № 19
Floating steam grain elevator. These were used to transfer grain and such like from ships to the shore. The introduction of grain elevators in the early 20th century led to a strike in the harbour of Rotterdam, because many jobs were lost.

See also the movies I made of the steam festival Dordt in Stoom:
Fleet parade:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFATBOw1roo
Steam tugs:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqCpmkBiruA
Steam locomotives:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3lCpyh3JCI
Steam engines:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqom5CbcWVA
Steam grain elevator:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=trBVDL-7hr0

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Latium
Latium
Mechanisation sounded very grand for the bean counters, but not the ordinary working man whose livelihood was gone ;¬(

Same thing happened with computerisation too.

I must be a Luddite ;¬)
3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
Mechanisation and computerisation also got rid of a lot of tedious, dangerous and unhealthy jobs. I don't think there are many volunteers nowadays for unloading by hand of a ship full of grain. The ordinary working man is much better off today.
3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
Only if he has a job, and that was my point.

One does what ever it takes to keep your family fed and warm, no matter how crappy the job,
been there done that ;¬)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Michiel 2005
Michiel 2005
It is of course no good to say to somebody who has just lost his job because of a steam engine that he will be better off in the future.

As Woody Allen said: “...my father was fired. He was technologically unemployed. My father had worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him. They replaced him with a tiny gadget, this big, that does everything my father does, only it does it much better. The depressing thing is, my mother ran out and bought one.”
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Latium
Latium
LOL
3 years ago.