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Posted - 05/18/2020 :  4:17:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This showed up in a Civil War guns group on Facebook.

Locomotive manufacturers were key parts of US industrial capability in the Civil War, WWI and WWII.


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)


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Posted - 05/18/2020 :  6:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bernd's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just looked it up and he or his company did build rifles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Mason_ locomotive_builder

For some reason the link won't work properly because of the parenthesis in the url. It'll get you close.


New York, Vermont & Northern Rwy. - Route of the Black Diamonds

Edited by - Bernd on 05/18/2020 6:39:58 PM
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Posted - 05/27/2020 :  8:18:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit NE Brownstone's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Probably started out as an arms manufacturer then ventured into the loco business. most pioneering machine shops started out that way.
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