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The Hinkley and Williams Works. 552 Harrison Avenue, Boston.


  • PUBLISHER: J. H. Bufford's, Lith. Boston.

  • MEDIUM: Chromolithograph,

    DATE: Undated, c.1865.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/2 x 26 9/16" (29.2 x 674 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: M. N. forney, del. J. H. Bufford's Lith. Boston, Mass. Engine #780. Shows a 4:4:0 steam locomotive.<br><<br> Hickley Locomotive Works was based in Boston and was the largest builder of steam engines in New England. The company was started by Holmes Hinkley of Maine. He first started building stationery steam engines in 1826, and the first locomotive in 1840. Renamed the Boston Locomotive Works in 1848. Produced about 600 engines by 1857. Due to a financial panic the business was foreclosed on in 1859. Reorganized by Jarvis Williams as Hinkley, Williams & Co, then renamed to Hinkley & Williams Locomotive Works in 1864. (This engine is from that time), Renamed to Hinkley Locomotive Works in 1872, bankrupt again in late 1870's. Reorganized in 1880 as Hinkley Locomotive Company, but slow business forced permanent closure by 1889.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.


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