Leigh Valley Live – September 18, 2020
Workers continue the process of relocating a massive 350-ton hydraulic press, originally installed at Bethlehem Iron Company in 1891, from its location Sep. 18, 2020, near Wind Creek Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Next week, the artifact will be transported to the new industrial living history park at the National Museum of Industrial History. The press is a historic artifact and the first of its kind to be put into service in the United States. In operation for over 100 years, the press, among other duties, was responsible for creating massive amounts of military armor during WWI and WWII.