Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy
Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy
Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy
Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy
Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy
Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy

Rare WW 1 Dummy Shell Youngstown Club Republic Steel Thomas Bray Trophy

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This WW 1 dummy artillery shell was the award to Thomas J Bray in 1917 during the peak of the war.  Bray was one of Youngstown’s famous, leading Republic Steel Corporation.

On February 28, 1917 Bray was Runner Up in the Youngstown Clubs prestigious billiard tournament. This trophy is a FAC- Simile 18 pound shrapnel dummy shell that is emply but made of brass maybe in Youngstown during the war.

 

Thomas Joseph Bray was born May 1, 1867 and died December 11, 1933 was an American engineer, inventor and corporate leader of the iron and steel industry, becoming president of the third largest steel company in the US – Republic Iron and Steel Company. He was a leading member of Youngstown, Ohio society and lived in its historic Crandall Park where he prospered, raised a family and led a project to develop transport on the rivers of the area. He was an industrial leader of the Mahoning River steel industry.

The Youngstown Club was established more than 100 years ago in 1902 by the city’s captains of industry, and operated on the fourth and fifth floors of the Commerce Building at 201 E. Commerce St. downtown. Only the VERY elite were able to gain membership into the club.  It closed in 2012.