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Written on verso: 'Lukens 1955 annual report. A gleaming water tower made of Lukens stainless-clad steel plates is an attractive landmark for a large corporation's multi-million dollar technical center near Detroit. The tower, which is ellipsoid in shape or similar to a child's toy top, is 140 ft. high. The part which holds the water is 33 feet high and 46 ft. diameter. Three hollow columns which support the ellipsoid also are constructed of Lukens stainless clad steel plates.'
Written on verso: 'The first nichle-clad steel plates rolled commercially came out of Lukens in 1930. Some of them were used to line this railroad tank car which, after 25 years of service, continues to transport a highly corrosive chemical between Newark, N.J. and St. Louis. 1955 Lukens annual report.'