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Jackson & Sharp Car Co. Records and American Car & Foundry Co. Collection, 1884-1948

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Creator:
American Car and Foundry Co. (Jackson & Sharp Car Co.)
Jackson & Sharp Car Co
Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
12.5 cu. ft.: 2 document boxes, 4 flat boxes, and 21 bound volumes (3753 photoprints)
Type:
Albumen prints
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Order books
Cost account books
Lists
Account books
Place:
Delaware
Date:
1884
1884-1948
1850-1900
Notes:
The Jackson & Sharp Car Co., manufacturers of railroad cars, streetcars, and ships, was opened in 1863. American Car and Foundry, which was organized in 1899, took over Jackson and Sharp in 1901 when the owner, Jackson, died. The company lasted until c. 1945 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Summary:
Order books, including design details of a wide variety of passenger, freight and specialty cars (including self-propelled electric cars), cost accounts for the production department, numbered lists of photographs of equipment, and photographs of finished cars.
The 21 bound volumes of photographs contain 3,573 prints, including albumen, silver gelatin printing-out photographs, and silver gelatin developing-out prints.
Cite as:
Jackson & Sharp Car Co. Records and American Car & Foundry Co. Collection, 1884-1948, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Railroads--Cars
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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