Edgewater Steel Company - Pennsylvania

Edgewater Steel Company - Pennsylvania

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Edgewater Steel Company - Pennsylvania

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Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the Edgewater Steel Company. This historic document was printed by the Security Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of an eagle. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President ( F.B. Bell ) and Treasurer ( William Carey ).
Certificate Vignette Edgewater Steel was located in Oakmont, Pa located on a 35-acre tract along the Allegheny River. The company produced locomotive, transit, passenger and freight wheels and also seamless rolled rings, ring springs, crane wheels, gear blanks, and hammer forgings. The company provided complete design, testing, forging, heat treating and machining capabilities utilizing CAD, forging in presses from 500 to 5,000 tons; open die hammers for specific metals and alloys; rolling mills in various job matched sized; heat-treating, quenching, annealing and normalizing; and full product testing using magnaflux, magparticle and ultrasonic devices. Edgewater Steel closed its doors in October 2001. The company laid off 170 workers in August 2001 after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Aug. 6. It was the third time the company had declared bankruptcy since 1992. About Specimens Specimen Certificates are actual certificates that have never been issued. They were usually kept by the printers in their permanent archives as their only example of a particular certificate. Sometimes you will see a hand stamp on the certificate that says "Do not remove from file". Specimens were also used to show prospective clients different types of certificate designs that were available. Specimen certificates are usually much scarcer than issued certificates. In fact, many times they are the only way to get a certificate for a particular company because the issued certificates were redeemed and destroyed. In a few instances, Specimen certificates we made for a company but were never used because a different design was chosen by the company. These certificates are normally stamped "Specimen" or they have small holes spelling the word specimen. Most of the time they don't have a serial number, or they have a serial number of 00000. This is an exciting sector of the hobby that grown in popularity and realized nice appreciation in value over the past several years.

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