Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

This is Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb, the first successful steam engine built in America. The engine featured a shorter wheelbase and smaller wheels than its English counterparts and a successful trial run was held between Baltimore and Ellicott's Mills, Maryland, in August 1830.

Date:
1925 circa 15 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
1900.0122
Height:
1918px
Width:
2798px
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