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Bethlehem Steel Co

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Planned in 1857, and took the form of rolling mills in 1859. The manufacture of war material is quite a new departure (1890).

The works are situated in Pennsylvania, on the Lehigh River, about eighty-seven miles from New York. It had good links with New York, Philadelphia and the anthracite coal regions.

The casting and forging presses were manufactured by Sir Joseph Whitworth and Co and the hammer plant for armour-plates was made from plans and drawings of Messrs. Schneider and Co.

Read the write up in The Engineer written by Lieutenant Jaques at The Engineer 1890/01/17.

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