Web Posted - Tuesday March 9, 2021
When Steel Talks - Reboot

Nellie Bly - The woman behind the 55-gallon Steel Oil Drum - USA

Celebration of Women and the Steelpan Art Form

USA - She was among the most famous journalists of her day as a reporter for the New York World. Less known about Nellie Bly is her role in creating the 55-gallon steel oil drum... 

The 55-gallon steel drum - used practically globally, for the creation of the musical instruments of the steelpan music family - was created by Ms Bly. Although originally created for the storage of crude oil, the steel drums have been, and remain - the de facto raw material standard for the steelpan instrument.