Mesta Machine Company Photographs

What's online?

The Mesta Machine Company online collection contains images from 1906 through 1920 that show the manufacturing of steel mill equipment and machinery, and the construction of several of Mesta's production facilities. Images were selected that visually document the Mesta facilities in West Homestead, its products, working conditions, and employees.

What's in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Library & Archives at the Senator John Heinz History Center, was acquired from the Park Corporation in 1995, and comprises over one thousand glass plate negatives taken between 1906 and 1925. Approximately one third of the collection is undated and unidentified. The collection contains 920 8" x 10" glass plate negatives; another 115 are 11" x 14" glass plate negatives. Several of the images were used in general information brochures and direct advertising material for the company.

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