ROGERS KETCHUM & GROSVENOR. PATTERSON N.J. (LOCOMOTIVE VOLCANO).

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Rogers Ketchum & Grosvenor. Patterson N.J. (Locomotive Volcano).

Hand colored lithograph c.1855.
Image size 19 7/8 x 30 1/4" (50.5 x 76.8 cm)
Good condition and color save for a several short tears in the outer margins.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98594
Price: SOLD
Publisher : Published by Rogers Ketchum & Grosvenor. Patterson N.J.
Lith of Endicott & Co. N.Y.

A classic image of a 0-6-0 locomotive.

One of the most successful locomotive builders in America, Rogers Ketchum and Grosvenor produced over six thousand locomotives before it closed down in the early twentieth century. It was founded in 1832 by Thomas Rogers, Morris Ketchum, and Jasper Grosvenor, The firm first assembled locomotives and produced parts for other companies before designing and building its own line of locomotives. In 1856 after the death of Thomas Rogers, his son, Jacob Rogers, took over the company renaming it Rogers Locomotive and Machine Works. The most famous locomotive produced by the firm was built in 1855, a 4-4-0 serial number 631 known as “The General.” The locomotive was memorialized during an incident in the Civil War.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads , Locomotive Broadside