Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 274

Price Realized: $ 2,470
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,800 - $ 2,200
A comprehensive archive from the Westinghouse Air Brake Co., comprising 4 albums with approximately 566 photographs dedicated to different branches of the company.
Including one thick album with over 418 photographs of "company veterans" featuring posed employee studio shots, group images, and some workplace portraits; an album entitled "Museum" with 102 photographs of neatly arranged display racks with various contraptions and devices used in the development of the Air Brake system; and two others entitled "Magnetic Brake Equipment" and "Russian Equipment," with 46 photographs alongside innumerable technical diagrams and copy charts pertaining to mechanical apparatuses. Silver prints, most measuring approximately 8x10 inches (20.3x25.4 cm.), some slightly smaller and a few slightly larger, nearly all with typed captions on recto, and many with notations, in pencil, on recto or verso. Oblong 4tos, cardstock boards with typed title labels; spit-pin bindings. 1920s-40s

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