Lawrence Machine Shop. Lawrence, Mass. Engine "Abbott Lawrence."

Multi-stone lithograph. c.1855.
Image size 19 5/16 x 30 1/4" (49.1 x 77 cm).
Very good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 98750
Price: $6,500.00
Publisher : Published by the Lawrence Machine Shop.
Two vignettes in upper corners showing front and rear of Lawrence Machine Shop. "Passenger Engine. 22 Tons." in lower center. Lower left "J. H. Page, Treasurer, 14 Kilby St. Boston" Lower right "J. C. Hoadley Agent, Lawrence, Mass."

Built in 1846, the Lawrence Machine Shop in Lawrence, Mass and produced heavy machinery such as locomotives and steam engines. They also and manufactured sewing machines, steam fire engines, and textile and paper-making machinery. The panic of 1857 found the company badly overextended and was forced to close.

The locomotive depicted is a 4-4-0 and was the type produced in the early to mid 1850’s.

On this particular impression the printer used a blue stone for the cab, tender and cow catcher..
18th-19th Century Subjects , Locomotives & Railroads , Locomotive Broadside