VALUABLE INVENTION! / PEARSON'S / PATENT RAILROAD CAR / SAFETY DETACHING COUPLING. / THIS COUPLING IS AUTOMATIC SELF-ACTING. / .... / This coupling was run on the Illinois Central Railroad, and a / SILVER MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO / For further particulars inquire of THOMAS Pearson, / Sterling, Jackson County, Iowa.

VALUABLE INVENTION! / PEARSON'S / PATENT RAILROAD CAR / SAFETY DETACHING COUPLING. / THIS COUPLING IS AUTOMATIC SELF-ACTING. / .... / This coupling was run on the Illinois Central Railroad, and a / SILVER MEDAL AWARDED BY THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO / For further particulars inquire of THOMAS Pearson, / Sterling, Jackson County, Iowa.

NY [NY]: Phair & Co., Steam Job Printers, 22 Beekman Street, nd [1850s, by the 1860s the printer was on Frankfort Street]. Broadside 23 x 29.5 cm. Soiled and foxed. Laid down on stiff card stock. The invention was designed to allow for passenger cars to safely detach from the engine in the event the locomotive was thrown from the tracks. Item #66127

Price: $225.00

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