Railroad Record. And Journal of Commerce, Banking, Manufactures, and Statistics [caption title]
Cincinnati: 1856. Five issues, each pp. Quarto. Some light to moderate tanning and soiling. Spine edge reinforced with later paper and staples. Good plus. Item #3192
Five loose issues of this railroad periodical, containing relevant articles as well as a plethora of advertisements for related sundries and industries. Issues here range from January to August. Content includes articles on steam boiler experiments, railroad stocks, sugar production and consumption, the physical geography of America, and more. Notably, the issue for January 10 includes a report from the Secretary of War's on the Pacific Railroad, giving the project a favorable review. Ads include Hall's Patent Concrete Fire Proof Safe, Lee & Leavitt's Steel Works, Lane & Bodley's Power Mortising Machine, and many many more. A wonderful snapshot of the industrial era in the mid-19th century.