Philadelphia, PA: Baldwin Locomotive Works/Burnham Williams & Co., 1903. Hardcover. Item #34134
Issues 31 through 40 from 1902 to 1903 of Baldwin Locomotive Works' "Records of Recent Construction," with original wrapper covers, custom bound together in hardcover for William L. Austin with his name stamped in gilt on the front cover. Austin entered the firm Baldwin Locomitive Works in 1870 and in 1885 became a partner in the firm of Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co., and later Chairman of the Board of Baldwin. Issues 31] Record of Recent Construction 1901; 32] Seventy Years of Locomotive Building; 33] Responses to Toasts at a Dinner Given By Burnham, Williams & Co. In Commemoration of the Completion at the Baldwin Locomotive Works of the Twenty-Thousandth Locomotive and the 70th Year of Continuous Operation; 34] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 35] Rear Truck Locomotives; 36] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 37] Oil Burning Locomotives; 38] Motor and Trailer Trucks; 39] Record of Recent Construction 1902; 40] Proper Handling of Compound Locomotives. Bound in original red calf with raised bands and lettering and intricate border design stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top of text block in gilt. A hint of chipping to the leather at the spine ends. A handsome, near fine copy.