Youngstown Steel Door Universal Gas Tank Photograph   Save
Youngstown Steel Door Company Collection
Description: This 8.5" by 11" (21.6 by 27.9 cm) image depicts a 150-gallon universal gas tank for military aircraft that was designed and manufactured by Youngstown Steel Door. The Youngstown Steel Door produced sides and doors for railroad boxcars. During World War II the company produced gas tanks for aircraft and employed women workers to replace the men who were serving in the armed forces. The Youngstown Steel Door Company (the predecessor to YSD Industries, Inc.) was founded and incorporated in Ohio on December 9th, 1924. The company was established to produce steel railroad freight car doors, which until that point were mainly made of wood. In 1929 the company purchased land for a plant in Youngstown, Ohio. In 1933 the company added to its door-only product line steel sides for railroad freight cars. In 1976 the company became a subsidiary of Lamson & Sessions Company. In 1988 a group of Youngstown Steel Door company directors purchased the assets from Lamson and Sessions and continued to manufacture under the name YSD Industries. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1629_1911343_003
Subjects: Military Ohio; Transportation; Business and Labor; World War II; Fuel tanks; Gasoline
Places: Youngstown (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)