National Geographic : 1917 Sep
Photograph byWilliam H. Brandel A HUGE WHEAT ELEVATOR AT BUFFALO, IN WHICH THE GRAINISSTORED To unload the vessel, wheat is pumped out through the chute, or "leg," shown in the photograph. Modern elevators eliminate waste and labor in the handling of grain. Bags for a $o1,ooo wheat crop cost the farmer $500 and add to the freightweight, cause loss through holes, require a large force of handlers, and lead to unfair reductions for the value and weight of the bags. Inaship, sacked grain requires twice as much space as bulk grain.