Bethlehem Steel Rail Road Track Blacksmith's Horned Anvil

Bethlehem Steel Rail Road Track Blacksmith's Horned Anvil

Transportation Revolution

Cambria Iron Co. of Johnstown (Founded 1852) and Steelton (Founded 1866), PA  is considered to be the two greatest early iron and steel works and a pioneer of the rail industry. In its time was the first mills in the United States dedicatedfor the sole purpose of rail production, acquired by the Bethlehem Steel Co. in 1917-1923. (*These rails were produced following this acquisition by Bethlehem Steel Co.) Rail was later subsequently made into a blacksmith horned anvil.

The rise in the age of steel was made possible by the near-simultaneous advent of the Kelly and Bessemer Converters: similar inventions that made the mass, the production of steel possible for the first time. Steel quickly became the preferred metal of rail manufacturing, its superior strength and lasting quality providing a solution to the issue of prevalent deformation and warping in iron rails.

  • Manufacturer: Bethlehem Steel Steelton. PA(subsidiary of Bethlehem Steel Co.)
  • Date: 1917-1988
  • Geography: Steelton, PA Plant
  • Culture:American
  • Medium: Steel Rail
  • Dimensions:19L x 4 1/2W, 5 5/8H 50lbs
  • Classification: Work & Industry: Steel
  • Commonality: Rare 

Considering weight: Available for in store pick-up.