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Model of a street railway horse car, about 1855 - 1860

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Model of a street railway horse car, about 1855 - 1860
Smithsonian Institution, Negative #: Unknown
Model of a street railway horse car, about 1855 - 1860
Catalog #: 318825, Accession #: 235484
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From the Smithsonian Collection
Model of a horse car used on the 4th Avenue Railroad in New York City. It is typical of the earliest heavy two horse cars used in New York, Philadelphia and Boston between 1855 and 1860. The weight of the original car was 3 or 4 tons. It was probably built by the Stephenson Car Works in New York City.
Physical Description

Model. Materials: the car body, trim, sash and the general hardware are fabricated of brass; the roof is wood; the car frame, floor and platform floors are fabricated of wood; car wheels are cast nickel silver. Finish: the car body is yellow with a gray roof; the wheels and trucks are dark gray; hardware is red; striping and lettering is red, black and gold.

Dimensions: with base, 21 5/8" L x 7 1/8" W x 6 5/8"H. Scale: 1/2" to 12"

Details
Date Made:
1855
Dates Used:
1855 - 1860
Locations:
New York

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