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- Here at Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania there is a large display of artistic and ornamental metal used in the early 1900’s. The Blums started making ornamental aluminum gates and architectural items back in the the 1930’s and tried making them like they had forged iron. The aluminum crumbled under this method so Alcoa (Aluminum Company of America) based in Pittsburgh helped them by making a special alloy of Aluminum that could be shaped better. They quickly were able to fashion gates and fences and complex elements for buildings and became famous. During WWII, they manufactured aluminum parts for aircraft and then became the BlumCraft company and made gates and doors and architectural parts for even the White House and Louvre Museum in Paris.