Model of Railroad Sail Car

Description (Brief)
This is a model of a rail sail car. The car is shown with several tools; shovel, ax, hammer, coal, wood, and oil cans. The sail car was an attempt to move rail cars with wind power, before steam locomotives became the preferred method of locomotive power.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall-from catalog card: 8 1/2 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 in; 21.59 cm x 46.355 cm x 22.86 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 18 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 46.355 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
MC.329096
catalog number
329096
accession number
278175
Credit Line
Bequest of the Estate of Greville I. Bathe
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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