Posts tagged: rust
Rusting awning support rods. Note the mounting plates, which are almost a fine cornice decoration unto themselves. They probably don’t make them like that anymore.
A rusting seat post.
A few years back, after Region’s green bicycles marketing campaign, they gave a bunch of the bikes to Samford. The university instituted a bike loan program. Many of the bikes are stored, outdoors, near our offices.
This rail, a product of Bethlehem Steel, came from what was once the country’s second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder.
The company’s name dated to 1899, but the old hands remembered back to it’s more humble 1857 start as Saucona Iron. Go around the country today, their steel is in all the great buildings and bridges and rail lines.
The 115 indicates the strength of the rail. This one can handle 115 pounds per yard. The RE I haven’t yet deciphered. CC means controlled cooled, a manufacturing technique that removed hydrogen and made the steel more durable.
This rail was rolled in March of 1997.
When Beth Steel closed in 2003 it was the sign of a national economic shift.
The trademark, even, was canceled in 2004.
It has been a part of three different companies since 2003. It now belongs to Mittal, a company founded in Netherlands.
They’ve probably never heard of tiny Loachapoka, where this rail is still in use.
I bet everyone that sees this has the same reaction. “That stinks.” Found in a campus parking lot, Auburn, Ala.