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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:542 1843-1890 B811

Osgood Bradley Car Company records

Scope and Contents

Scattered early records of a firm in Worcester, Mass., which turned from carriage making to railroad cars. Includes a book of orders (1843-1874), record of cash paid (1861-1862), list of patterns, and stock inventory (1865-1890). The firm had already given up carriage making by the time these records start.


  • 1843-1890

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact for more information.


1 linear feet (3 volumes)

Biographical / Historical

The Osgood Bradley Car Copmany was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1822 and manufactured stagecoaches and sleighs. By 1835, the company entered the fledging railroad manufacturing industry and produced railroad equipment and passenger coaches for railroad companies in New England and beyond.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pullman-Standard, May 10, 1960.

Osgood Bradley Car Company. Osgood Bradley Car Company Records, 1843-1890: A Finding Aid
Baker Library Special Collection Staff
January 2018
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Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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