"ERICSSON" GEO. D. SUTTON'S CLIPPER LINE FOR SAN FRANCISCO. THE RENOWNED AND POPULAR A 1 EXTREME CLIPPER.

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"Ericsson" Geo. D. Sutton's Clipper Line for San Francisco. The renowned and popular A 1 Extreme Clipper.

Relief and type on coated stock, c.1860.
Card size 5 3/8 x 7 1/8" (13.5 x 18.1 cm)
Good condition and color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 99803
Price: $1,250.00
Publisher : Nesbitt & Co. Printers. Babcock, Cooley & Co., 118 Water St.
"Kelly, Formerly of Robin Hood) Master, at Pier 14 E.R., is completing Cargo & will be dispatched suddenly. The "Ericsson" is the sharpest and probably the fastest Clipper afloat, having just returned from San Francisco in 100 Days... George D. Sutton, 70 Wall Street."

The Ericsson was named after the famed marine engineer John Ericsson, who invented the screw propeller. She was notable because she was originally designed as a steamship. When government legislation made the operation of steamers less profitable she was retrofitted as a sailing ship and had some excellent passages in the 1850s. She was still making fast passages twenty years later. This card is larger than most clipper ship cards.A late and rather scarce Clipper Ship card.
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