Home | New | About Us | Categories | Policy | Links
Time Passages Nostalgia Company
Ron Toth, Jr., Proprietor
72 Charles Street
Rochester, New Hampshire 03867-3413
Phone: 1-603-335-2062
Email: ron.toth@timepassagesnostalgia.com
 
Search for:  
Select from:  
Show:  at once pictures only 
previous page
 Found 4 items 
next page
Old National Museum of American History First Locomotive Magic Lantern Photograph Slide
Item #h002
Price: $24.99 
$5.00 shipping & handling
For Sale
Click here now for this limited time offer
Collectable Appraisals
Check Out With PayPalSee Our Store Policy

My items on eBay

Any group of items being offered as a lot must be sold as a lot.
Quantity Discount Prices
(when available)
Combined Shipping And Handling
Quality Packing And
Postal Insurance
Don't forget to
bookmark this site.
Worldwide Sales
All Original Items.
No Reproductions
Whether you've collected Memorabilia for years or just want to feel like a kid again, please take a few moments to browse through what we
have available for sale.
 
Old National Museum of American History First Locomotive Magic Lantern Photograph Slide
Locomotive   Engine   Train   Railroad   Railway   Transportation   Magic Lantern   Photo   Photograph   Slide   History   Historic   Smithsonian   Museum   National Museum   American   Americana   Great Britain   British   England   English   Mexico   Mexican   Cart
The picture shows a view of this Old National Museum of American History First Locomotive Magic Lantern Photograph Slide. The slide is not dated but it is believed to be from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Others that were found with this one were from those years. The slide has a clear and detailed image of an early locomotive train engine and a Mexican cart. With the train engine there appears to be many framed documents. It is marked on the paper labels on the two sides as follows:

(hand written) NATIONAL MUSEUM FIRST LOCOMOTIVE JOHN BULL
& MEXICAN CART



A. T. THOMPSON & CO., MANUFACTURERS,
25 BROMFIELD ST., BOSTON, MASS.

The magic lantern slide measures 4'' x 3-1/4''. It appears to be in mint condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is some additional information on the historic John Bull locomotive engine:

John Bull (locomotive)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The John Bull
Power type: Steam
Builder: Robert Stephenson and Company
Build date: 1831
Configuration: 2-4-0 (although built by Stephenson as an 0-4-0)
UIC classification: 1'1A (built as B)
Gauge: 4 ft. 8 1/2 in. (1,435 mm)
Driver diameter: 4 ft. 6 in. (1.37 m)
Wheelbase: 4 ft. 11 in. (1.50 m) between driving axles
Frame: 14 ft. 9 in. (4.50 m) length x 6 ft. 3 in. (1.91 m) width
Locomotive weight: 10 tons
Boiler: 2 ft. 6 in. (0.76 m) diameter x 6 ft. 9 in. (2.06 m) length
Firegrate area: 10.07 square feet (0.936 m2)
Heating surface: Total 213 sq. ft. (19.8 m2)
Cylinder size: 9 in. (23 cm) diameter x 20 in. (51 cm) stroke
Career: Camden and Amboy Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad (initial preservation)
Number: 1
Official name: Stevens (after C&A president Robert L. Stevens)
Delivered: September 4, 1831
First run: September 15, 1831
Retired: 1866
Restored: September 15, 1981
Current owner: Smithsonian Institution
Disposition: Static display in Washington, D.C.

John Bull is a British built railroad steam locomotive that operated in the United States. It was operated for the first time on September 15, 1831, and it became the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operated it in 1981. Built by Robert Stephenson and Company, the John Bull was initially purchased by and operated for the Camden and Amboy Railroad, the first railroad in New Jersey, which gave John Bull the number 1 and its first name, ''Stevens''. The C&A used the locomotive heavily from 1833 until 1866, when it was removed from active service and placed in storage.

After the C&A's assets were acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) in 1871, the PRR refurbished and operated the locomotive a few times for public displays: it was steamed up for the Centennial Exposition in 1876 and again for the National Railway Appliance Exhibition in 1883. In 1884 the locomotive was purchased by the Smithsonian Institution as the museum's first major industrial exhibit.

In 1939 the employees at the PRR's Altoona, Pennsylvania, workshops built an operable replica of the locomotive for further exhibition duties, as the Smithsonian desired to keep the original locomotive in a more controlled environment. After being on static display for the next 42 years, the Smithsonian commemorated the locomotive's 150th birthday in 1981 by firing it up, making it the world's oldest surviving operable steam locomotive. Today, the original John Bull is on static display once more in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The replica John Bull is preserved at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.

Click on image to zoom.
Old National Museum of American History First Locomotive Magic Lantern Photograph Slide


Powered by Nose The Hamster (0.08,1)
Mon, Oct 18, 2021 at 23:23:25 [ 13 0.07 0.07]
1997-2021, Time Passages Nostalgia Company / Ron Toth, Jr., All rights reserved