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BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives. M. Baird & Co., Philadelphia.
Press of J. B. Lippincott & Co., (n d), Philadelphia: - Illustrated with wood engraved frontis depicting the 'Baldwin Locomotive Works' factory, 11 intratextual cuts & 16 pasted-in photographs of divers Baldwin locomotives. The Baldwin Locomotive Works, an American builder of railroad locomotives, was located in Pennsylvania, originally Philadelphia, then moving in 1906 to nearby Eddystone. The company was the largest US producer of custom, made-to-order steam locomotives. Founded in the early 1830s by Matthais Baldwin, the firm stopped producing locomotives in 1956, ceasing business in 1972, having produced over 70,000 engines, the vast majority powered by steam.This one of the firm's first photograhically illustrated catalogues, a lavish production, issued in the ealy 1870s as Baldwin overtook Rogers as the premier locomotive manufacturer in the United States. Herein will be found photographs of their divers products, including [fill in with some names of locomotives]. While not a particularly rare catalogue, it's importance & desirablility lies in documenting the ascent to prominence of this significant US heavy equipment manufacturer, as well as being an early trade catalogue illustrated with actual photographs. Overall VG (slightly shaken/some shelfwear). Original publisher's pebbled terra-cotta cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & front board. Beveled edges. 4to: 11" x 7-5/8". 1st edition (Romaine, p. 301). Ca 1871 - 72. 134 pp. T.p. printed in red & black. Text within rectangular red-rule border. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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