A Classification of American Wealth
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Page entitled : The Johnson Company street rail manufacturer

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The origins of the Johnson Company, leading manufacturer of steel rails for street railways and its founders Thomas L. Johnson, Arthur J. Moxham and Fred Du Pont 

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... rails became the standard in American street railway track design by the end of the 1880s, when street railways were converted to electric power. Originally founded in Kentucky as the Johnson Steel Street Rail Company, the firm established its first plant at Johnstown Pa., near the Cambria Iron Company, which was selected to roll steel rails to the Johnson design   ...


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