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Title [Bethlehem Steel propeller plant]
Object Name Print, Photographic
Date ca. 1940s-1950s
Description Original B&W print. Interior of a large building which contains two very large propellers for ships; two men are working on another propeller. A beam in front of one of the propellers has inscription "BETH. STEEL CO. / LEADER IN THE WORLD'S / PROPELLER INDUSTRY / STATEN ISLAND YARD". Handwritten inscription on reverse, probably added by donor: "Prop / Balancing setups". Handwritten inscription in pencil on reverse in upper right corner: "K1114".
(Keywords: New York)
Print size 8 x 10
Acquisition Gift of Richard L. Katzenstein
Ownership and History Richard L. Katzenstein (1915-1997), the donor of this photo, worked as a test engineer in Bethlehem Steel's Staten Island shipyard from 1938 to 1958. The shipyard closed in the 1960s, but the propeller plant remained in operation until 1972.
Earliest Date 1938
Latest Date 1958
Subjects Boat & ship industry
Boat & ship companies
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Katzenstein, Richard L.
Catalog Number 97.007.0002
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.