Tips Iron Works

The biggest steel fabricator in Austin, long gone, but still standing.

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"Tips was founded in Austin in 1899 as the Tips Foundry & Machine Co. by Walter Tips and his son-in-law, Adolph Carl Goeth. The company originally serviced and repaired engines and other mechanical equipment, but later went on to build a full range of gasoline-powered engines for irrigation pumps, power plants and cotton gins. In the late 1920s and 1930s, Tips began manufacturing structural steel for bridges and buildings. The company's work can still be seen in the Driskill Hotel and the Travis County Courthouse."



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