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The Oyster and the Egg
Description: Oyster shells are dredged up from the bay in Galveston, Texas and taken to Houston to be turned into chicken feed.
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Clip #: MF-22Q
Length: 2:07
Color: B/W
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Texas
Subject: Factories
Original: 16mm
1950s, Galveston, Texas, Galveston Bay, hydraulic dredge pumping oyster shells into barge, dredging, reefs formed from buildup of shell deposits, barges being towed to processing plants, Houston plant, shells being converted into chicken feed component, excavator being used to unload shells from barge into conveyors, male worker watching as conveyors transport shells into plant, washing, drying and sterilization processes, hammer mill, enclosed vibrating screens, workers packaging shells in bags and stacking, man feeding chickens, chickens eating out of feeder

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