Bethlehem Steel Corporation

Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Item# 1575

Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Bethlehem Steel was founded in 1904 by Charles M. Schwab. The origins of the company date back to the Saucona Iron Company, which was established in 1857 in Bethlehem. Later renamed the Bethlehem Iron Company, this single plant became the nucleus around which the modern Bethlehem Steel Corporation was formed.

For 97 years, Bethlehem Steel provided the steel to build, transport and defend America. Its products produced enduring structures such as the Golden Gate Bridge, U.S. Supreme Court Building, Chicago's Merchandise Mart and much of the New York City skyline. A major producer of armaments for the military, Bethlehem Steel's workforce in World War II numbered about 300,000. In addition to its steel plants, Bethlehem had shipyards on both U.S. coasts that delivered a ship a day (1,121 in total) to the Allied war effort.

The company filed for bankruptcy in 2001, and in 2003 sold off the majority of its assets to the International Steel Group.

Certificate: Debenture Bond, issued in the 1900s

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Dimensions: 14 (h) x 10 (w)

State: PA-Pennsylvania

Subject Matter: Famous Companies | Steel Companies

Vignette Topic(s): Male Subject | Industrial Scene | Ship Featured | Train Featured

Condition: Horizontal fold lines, punch hole cancels in signature areas and body and some toning, wrinkling and edge faults from age.

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