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New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931.  .
New York State Canal System; The Modern Inland Water Route Affording Economical Transportation Between the Great Lakes And the Atlantic Seaboard. January 1931. .
Price: $60.00

32 pp. brochure providing a comprehensive overview of the New York state canal system with images from photographs of the construction and operation of the canals.  Also includes a map of the Barge Canal System. .  Measures 9" x 6". Light discoloration; cover only.
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
The Non-fouling and Self-canting Reliance Anchor, Joseph T. Williams, Philadelphia. June 1, 1875
Price: $150.00

A single-fold illustrated circular containing a narrative describing the product and the (16) Points of the Old Anchor and the Reliance Anchor Contrasted. The back page is directed at the yacht owner now having access to the best anchor. Letter folds..
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
Improved Noiseless Rowlock for the Adirondack Boat c1875 Boston.
Price: $200.00

A 10” x 8” broadside promoting Frederick D. Graves’ Improved Noiseless Rowlock with images of canoers, rowlocks in place and a close-up of the rowlock. The narrative describes the benefits of the rowlock and how it stabilized the boat and prevents the rower from “catching a crab” (capsizing). The base promotes the Adirondack Boat for Sporting Purposes. Reverse is blank. Letter folds..
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling
Price: $275.00

Waters’ Patent Improved Paper Boats for Racing, Exercise, Pleasure, Shooting, Fishing & Traveling. E. Waters & Sons, Sole Builders, Troy N.Y. c1875. Illustrations and brief description and pricing information on the Adirondack Gig, 14 Ft. Gig, Ladies’ Gig with two views, Dingey, New York Working Boat, Stannard Skiffs with three views, Rob Roy Canoe, Baden Powell Canoe and the Indian Canoe. Letter folds, light discoloration at base. Minimal wear.  .
[Historical Memorabilia] [Railroad] Report on the southern route of the proposed railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia by Edward F. Gay, civil engineer, January 8th, 1851.
[Historical Memorabilia] [Railroad] Report on the southern route of the proposed railroad from West Chester to Philadelphia by Edward F. Gay, civil engineer, January 8th, 1851.
Price: $1,200.00

Includes a five (5) page report, Opinions of Richard Strode, John Marshall, John Hickman on the subject of the Direct Railroad, March 19, 1852.  Manuscript documents include an opinion by Richard Storde indicating the railway will be finished within two (2) years and pay a two percent per annum to the stock holders and a counter opinion by J. Marshall indicating it will not be finished in two years and that it should not pay one percent per annum.  A paper confirming the establishment of the Telegraphic connection, a notice of a meeting and a roll-call and the acknowledgment of the second installation to subscription of stock in the West Chester and Philadelphia RailRoad Company. .