"Design Concepts: Water Storage" bookletCreation: circa 1965
A booklet produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee of Steel Plate Producers in the 1960s to illustrate imaginative and attractive designs in constructing community water-storage structures with steel.
- Creation: circa 1965
- American Iron and Steel Institute (Organization)
The American Iron and Steel Institute was incorporated in New York on March 31, 1908, under the leadership of Elbert H. Gary, head of the United States Steel Corporation. It held its first formal meeting in New York on Oct. 14-22, 1910, and absorbed its predecessor organization, the American Iron and Steel Association, in 1912. During World War I, the Institute under Judge Gary was the primary coordinator with the government for all industry production, allocation and prices. However, the Institute's staff remained small, and it had no paid president until 1932.
By 1954, the Institute had 2,500 individual and 98 corporate members. The restructuring of the steel industry after 1970 has somewhat diluted the Institute's impact, with separate organizations now representing minimills and other specialties. Still, the American Iron and Steel Institute remains the major industry trade association.
Scope and Content
This booklet was produced by the American Iron and Steel Institute's Committee of Steel Plate Producers in the 1960s to illustrate imaginative and attractive designs in constructing community water-storage structures with steel. Additionally, the designs were intended to stimulate thinking about the possibilities for steel water-storage tanks and were not meant as an engineering guide.
The steel designs within the booklet were contributed by Peter Muller-Munk Associates, Inc., an American industrial design firm from Pittsburgh known for their influence in the realm of consumer goods, and consist of illustrations depicting ground-storage tanks, standpipes, and elevated tanks.
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- Peter Muller-Munk Associates (Designer, Organization)
Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- "Design Concepts: Water Storage" booklet
- Clayton J. Ruminski
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