Beautiful certificate from the Wilkes Rolling Mill Company issued no later than 1901. This historic document has an ornate border around it with a the company's name on top center. This item has the signatures of the Company’s President, James B. Wilkes and Secretary, and is over 111 years old.
The Wilkes Rolling Mill Company was located in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1891 and first put in operation in 1892; 5 double puddling furnaces and one 3-high 20-inch train of muck rolls; product, muck bar; annual capacity, 6,000 gross tons. Fuel, bituminous coal. James B. Wilkes was Founder and President.
James B. Wilkes, was born in Monmouthshire, England, in 1833, and came to the United States in 1861. After a long service with the Westerman Iron Works, at Sharon, he founded the Wilkes Rolling Mill Company.
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