A mechanical scale model of the wood-burning DeWitt Clinton steam engine locomotive, tender and three passenger coaches, comprised primarily of painted wood and various metals. The DeWitt Clinton was the first American Passenger Train. It traveled in New York state on the Mohawk and Hudson River Railroad, a line that stretched between Albany and Schenectady, New York. Includes track and original wooden storage case with lid. Train approx. 5 1/2" H x 35" L. Storage box – 8 1/2" H x 37 1/2" L. Note: This model was created by Charles J. Fox and was submitted for consideration in a 1932/3 DeWitt Clinton Model contest sponsored by Popular Mechanics Magazine. The model is mounted on wooden tracks and base and retains the original wooden storage case. Several newspaper clippings, 2 supply lists and letter correspondence between Mr. Fox and the Homecraft & Shop Notes Editor of Popular Mechanics Magazine, E. R. Haan, included with this lot. CONDITION: Damage sustained to locomotive and cars, primarily wire/metal detail on all pieces. All broken parts retained.
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