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.
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Collection is open for research. Materials stored offsite; access requires advance notice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Extent1 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.
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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