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Series I. Colonial Steel Company, ca. 1917-1927

Scope and Content Notes:

The images in this series depict Colonial Steel Company from ca. 1917-1927. This series also includes a 1927 date book. The company was organized in 1901 and specialized in making hardened, tempered steel used to make tools. The company was absorbed by Vanadium Alloys Steel Company in 1928. The mill was located in Monaca, Pa., in Beaver County.

Box 2
Slide 42 Colonial Steel Plant
Slide 43 Puddling
Slide 44 Tapping Slag in Puddle Furnace
Slide 45 Drawing Iron from Puddling Furnace
Slide 46 Puddled Ball of Iron Entering Squeezer in a Puddling Mill
Slide 47 Rolling Muck Bar
Slide 48 Rolling Bars 16" Mill
Slide 49 Rolling Bars 9" Mill
Slide 50 Rolling Bar 12" Mill
Slide 51 Shearing Muck Bar
Slide 52 Packing Crucibles
Slide 53 Drawing Crucibles from Furnace
Slide 54 Drawing Crucibles from Furnace 2
Slide 55 Teaming Ingots from Crucible
Slide 56 Casting Crucible Ingots with Ladle
Slide 57 Stripping Ingots
Slide 58 Cogging Ingots on Big Hammer
Slide 59 Finishing Large Squares on Hammer
Slide 60 Reducing Billets
Slide 61 Forging on Hammer
Slide 62 Hammering on Tilt Hammer
Slide 63 Shipping from Warehouse
Slide 64 Inspection for Seams
Slide 65 Inspection Topping
Item 1 Colonial Steel Datebook, 1927