Vintage Bethlehem Steel Welfare Room Metal Hanging Basket Bethlehem PA

Early Bethlehem Steel Welfare Room Metal Hanging Basket Bethlehem PA

Regular price $95.00


Product Description:  Once known as United States' second largest steel producer and largest shipbuilding company, Bethlehem Steel Corporation was once the backbone of the community. Hanging baskets with hooks were once used in the Bethlehem Steel “Welfare Room” or as we would know it today as a Locker Room. Employees would use these baskets and hooks to store or hang their valuables, soaps or other personal belongings during their shift. Then the baskets would be hoisted to the ceiling and padlocked to numbered posts. Made of steel, this one in particular measures 15 ½ inches in height, a shallow basket with air holes on the bottom and four hooks. A special piece of Bethlehem history which now can be displayed and used for a new purpose.

Note:  Please refer to “Condition” for additional information. 

Diameter: 15 ½ inches
Basket: Height: 1 ¾”, Diameter: 7”
Leg Width: 11 1/2 “(one set), 11” (another set)

Product Weight:  2 pounds 7 ounces

Color:  Gray

Primary Material:  Metal, Steel

Condition:  Previously owned - used.  Condition is consistent with age and use.  Strong and functional. No repairs or breaks. Legs are not flush if using on a flat surface. In certain positions it does not sit straight up as leg width and hook size are not all the same. One hook is larger than other three. There is one position which has the best appearance in straight-up position (as shown). Best used for hanging purposes although could be used on flat surface once correct position is found. Please refer to photographs as they are part of the description.

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