Iron, tin, paint
Overall: 5 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 3 in. ( 13.7 x 31.8 x 7.6 cm )
painted: on sides: "L. S. & M. S./ 29121/ LOT NO 227-H."; "NEW YORK/ CENTRAL/ LINES" painted: on front and back: "L.S.& M.S./ 29 127"
Tinned sheet iron train car; sides painted brown; interior painted gray.
According to accession records, this train set is part of a model of a train float built by Thomas Kilpatrick for Mr. Havemeyer, Sr., in 1912. The cost of the original float, built in 1905, was $18,000. Two of them, No. 2 and No. 9, carried 17 cars. Length: 260 feet, with a 40 foot beam, and 10 feet deep in interior. Three tracks, carrying 6 cars on each side and 5 in the middle could carry 10,000 tons of coal when fully loaded. This information was provided in 1949 by Thomas Kilpatrick.
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer
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