August 17, 2016

Tata Steel Reclaims a piece of its History at Sotheby Auction

Jamshedpur, June 1: A section of the first steel rail track rolled at Tata Steel in 1912 at Jamshedpur was cut up to be used as a Desk Weight with the engraving – ‘First rail rolled from Tata Steel by the Tata and Iron & Steel Co Ltd, Sakchi, India – March 18th 1912’.
It was presented to Robert Crewe – Milnes, 1st Marquis of Crewe (1858 – 1947) by Tata Steel in 1912.
This precious piece of history of the steel company became part of “The Duchess” Indian collection consisting of property and precious objects from the Estate of Mary, the Duchess of Roxburghe.
It came up for auction at Sotheby, UK and has been acquired by Tata Steel, a statement from the company said. 

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