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Flagpole DisassemblySandblasting and Welding

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1. Pictured here is the top of the flagpole's superstructure after sandblasting. Note the bolts used in certain areas. This is an indication of later work since the pole was originally riveted together.

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2. This picture shows the cast iron sleeve that housed the pole at the top of the superstructure.

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3. Sandblasting uncovered this marking "C.R.M. Co." which indicates Cleveland Rolling Mill Company. Van Dorn Iron Works obtained the steel for the flagpole from this Northeast Ohio company.

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4. This pulley, near the top of the superstructure, was used to lower the pole into the superstructure for easy maintenance of the pole.