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Lukens Steel Company, Navy Armor Building logbooks

1955 June 27-1958 October 31
 Collection
Accession: 2786

Abstract

The Lukens Steel Company was a medium-sized, non-integrated steel company and one of the top three producers of steel plates in the United States. Lukens operated continuously at its Coatesville, Pennsylvania, site from 1810, and was one of the few successful survivors of the many nineteenth-century ironworks that once dotted southeastern Pennsylvania. This collection consists of three volumes of logbooks from the Lukens Steel Navy Armor building in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.

Dates

  • 1955 June 27-1958 October 31

Creator

Extent

3 volume(s)

Historical Note

The Lukens Steel Company was a medium-sized, non-integrated steel company and one of the top three producers of steel plates in the United States. Lukens operated continuously at its Coatesville, Pennsylvania, site from 1810, and was one of the few successful survivors of the many nineteenth-century ironworks that once dotted southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Lukens Steel Company was incorporated in Pennsylvania on January 17, 1917, as successor to the Lukens Iron & Steel Company of 1890. It was renamed Lukens, Inc., on April 14, 1982, and reincorporated in Delaware on January 28, 1987. Lukens merged into the Bethlehem Steel Corporation on May 29, 1998, and the Coatesville Plant survived the Bethlehem bankruptcy to become part of Mittal Acelor.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three volumes of logbooks from the Lukens Steel Navy Armor building in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Logbooks 1, 2, and 4 are present; logbook 3 is missing. The logbooks include notes from the general foreman of the week describing work performed on the plates, the furnace, and any safety inspections that occurred.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Lukens Steel Company, Navy Armor Building logbooks
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2022
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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