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Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection, 1928-1985

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Author:
Sperry Co
Subject:
Sperry, Elmer A
Physical description:
0.33 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Business records
Collection descriptions
Date:
1928
1928-1985
20th century
Notes:
Sperry Rail Detector Car, invented in 1923 by Elmer Sperry.
Summary:
Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.
Cite as:
Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection, 1928-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Magnetic instruments
Railroads--Track-inspection cars
Local number:
Pending (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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