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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Gasoline traction engine designed by Alfred I. du Pont
Left to right identified by Bader: "Mike Maloney, Ed Bader at controls, 'Expert' from New York, William Houston (foreman of the machine shop)."
Gentieu, Pierre A., 1842-1930
Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935
Bader, Edward L.
From Edward L. Bader interview: "I built the gasoline locomotive. That was Alfred I. [du Pont]'s idea. I built it and operated it, and then went up through the Yards with it. We didn't have track enough to go everywhere. It weighed 11 tons; it had 2000 pounds of water. The water circulated through the jackets when it got warm. It had a cow-catcher. We caught a man standing in the door of the locomotive one day and pretty near killed him when we went in between trees. Its purpose was to pull the powder cars, instead of horses. I don't know why they ever abandoned it. They let it lay."
Original in Pierre A. Gentieu Brandywine River Valley photographs: Hagley ID: 701008.
Gasoline locomotivesLocomotives--Design and constructionInventions
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Hagley Yard
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225)
Box 1, Folder 1
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Brandywine Valley oral history interviewees' photographs (Accession 2017.225), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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