1880 "The Fontaine" Experimental Steam Train Engine Locomotive Vintage Card For Sale

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1880 "The Fontaine" Experimental Steam Train Engine Locomotive Vintage Card:
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1880 "The Fontaine" Experimental Steam Train Engine Locomotive Vintage Card
NOTE: THESE ARE NOT POSTCARDS THERE IS TEXT ON THE BACK!
THE CARD SIZE IS APPROXIMATELY 5 3/4'' X 3 1/2" or 14.5 cm. x 9 cm. ORIGINAL VINTAGE CARD
THE FONTAINE
This odd-looking engine, the Fontaine, was an experimental type, designed andpatented by Eugene Fontaine of Detroit, Michigan. She was built in 1880 by theGrant Locomotive Works, Paterson, New Jersey. Her unique gearing was fashionedto increase speed without burning additional fuel. The main driving wheels wereplaced so high that they transmitted their motion to lower driving wheels whichrested on the rails. Although this peculiar engine actually worked when tried outon the Canada Southern and other railroads, she became a center of controversyand was never officially accepted. In a way, she symbolizes a century and a quarterof efforts, some freakish, others sound and successful, that were made to improvethe steam locomotive.
ON THE BACK OF THE CARD IS TEXT ABOUT THE IMAGE ON THE FRONT
THE CARD IS PRINTED ON HEAVY CARD STOCK
THE CARD SIZE IS APPROXIMATELY 5 3/4'' X 3 1/2" or 14.5 cm. x 9 cm. NOTE: THE IMAGES ABOVE ARE LARGER THAN THE CARDTO SHOW THE DETAIL.SEE IMAGES ABOVE WITH THE RULER AS A SCALE!
THE CARD IS NOT A MODERN REPRODUCTIONIT IS NOT PERFECTTHE FRONTS AND BACKS MAY HAVE:PAPER LOSS - SMUDGING - ROUNDED CORNERSSEE IMAGES ABOVE!20WE COMBINE SHIPPINGBUY 1 TO 4 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND THE TOTAL TO SHIP IS $2BUY 5 TRADE ADVERTISING CARDS AND SHIPPING IS FREENOTE:ON LARGER INTERNATIONAL ORDERS WE MAY REQUIRE REGISTEREDMAIL AND WILL SPLIT THE COST WITH THE BUYER.INQUIRE IF CONCERNED!


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