Buckeye Steel Castings Company 1930's - Bush Family Company

Buckeye Steel Castings Company 1930's - Bush Family Company

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Buckeye Steel Castings Company 1930's - Bush Family Company
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Beautifully engraved certificate from the Buckeye Steel Castings Company issued from 1937 - 1939. This historic document was printed by the Columbus Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it. This item is hand signed by the Company’s President and Secretary and is over 64 years old. The orange certificate was for Prior Preferred Stock and the Brown was for Common Stock. The Buckeye Steel Castings Company was incorporated in 1894 as The Buckeye Malleable Iron & Coupler Company. They changed thie name in 1908. They manufactured steel car couplers for trains, truck bodies, bolsters, truck fenders, yokes, etc. Their annual out at the time this certificate was issued was approximately 100,000 tons.
Buckeye Steel Castings Company The company was still in business until late 2002. They manufactured a wide range of casting sizes and shapes - including products for railroad, mass transit, industrial applications such as steel mills and earthmoving Samuel Prescott Bush (b. 1863. d. 1948) was the President of Buckeye Steel Castings from 1907 - 1927. His entire career had been in the railroad business--supplying equipment to the Wall Street-owned railroad systems. Samuel Prescott Bush, was a close adviser to President Hoover. Samuel Prescott Bush is the Grandfather of President Bush, the Father of Prescott S. Bush (Prescott S. Bush, was a senator and the tallest man in the Senate for many years) and the Great Grandather of George W. Bush, the current U.S. President.
Buckeye Steel's history: 1881 Murray-Hayden - manufacturing malleable iron products 1883 Munsen Hayden - Murray sells to Munsen 1886 Buckeye Malleable Company In 1891 Buckeye Automatic Car Coupler Company formed using Buckeye Malleable Company's castings 1892 Frank Rockefeller ( John D. Rockefeller's brother ) becomes Shareholder 1894 Buckeye Malleable Iron and Coupler Company formed from the merger of Buckeye Malleable Company and Buckeye Automatic Car Coupler Company. 1902 Buckeye Malleable Iron and Coupler Company opens new "South Plant" 1903 Buckeye Steel Castings - South Plant renamed after steel production becomes the center of operations. 1905 Frank Rockefeller becomes President of Buckeye Steel 1908 Samuel Prescott Bush becomes President of Buckeye Steel 1917 Buckeye opens forge shop for WWI. 1937 A.H. Thomas becomes President of Buckeye Steel 1944 Buckeye begins making armor castings for WWII. 1947 Cushion Ride design begins testings. 1963 Equipment installed to produce cast iron soil pipe. 1964 Universal Hermann Moldmaster installation. 1965 30 ton electric furnace installed. 1967 Buckeye International created due to diversity of the company into plastics, microelectronics. 1980 Division of Worthington Industries 1999 Worthington sells Buckeye 2002 Buckeye Steel Castings closes down We donated a group of Buckeye Steel Castings Certificates to the Bush Family Library. Below is a copy of the letter we received from President Bush:


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