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    Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956.
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    Baldwin Locomotive Works
    Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956.
    Phy. Description: 
    7 cubic feet: 17 volumes.
    Digital Reference: 
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The Baldwin Locomotive Works was started as a sole proprietorship by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831. The company was the largest plant of its kind in the world. It is now out of business.
    Records of engine orders, specifications, prices and delivery (some duplicating), purchaser (usually a railroad), date of trial, engine name, construction number, class, track gauge, number of wheels, size of cylinders, number of valves, and fuel type are given. For later years, prices are given.
    Donated to the Div. of Transportation by the Baldwin-Hamilton Corp., 1976. On loan to Dibner Library, Jan. 1979-Mar. 1985. Transferred from the Division of Transportation (via Dibner Library), March 1985.
    Finding aids: 
    Preliminary inventory, Register.
    Microfilm, 6reels, 35mm.
    Location of Original: 
    Microfilms: NMAH Library, 202-357-2414.
    Cite as: 
    Baldwin Locomotive Works Engine Registers and Order Books, 1822-1956, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
    Original volumes are fragile. If researchers wish to have copies of pages, it is suggested that the NMAH Library microfilms be viewed first.
    Locomotive industry -- Pennsylvania
    Locomotives -- Registers
    Subject - Geographical: 
    Baldwin, Matthias W., industrialist
    Form / Genre: 
    Ledgers (account books)
    Repository Loc: 
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History : Archives Center. P.O. Box 37012, Suite 1100, MRC 601, Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20013-7012. Call 202-633-3270 for appointment. Fax: 202-786-2453.
    Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI collector.
    Item Information
    RepositoryCall No. 
    Archives Center at American HistoryACNMAH 0157.Add Copy to MyList

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