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American Car and Foundry Company. Jackson & Sharp Plant

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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

American Car and Foundry Company, Jackson and Sharp Company miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 0275
Abstract:

American Car and Foundry Company is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock and railcar parts, founded in 1899. In 1901, the company began leasing the facilities of a railroad rolling stock and shipbuilding manufacturer, the Jackson and Sharp Company. The records include photocopies of a history of the Wilmington plant, incorporation papers, and deeds.

Dates: 1909-1946

American Car and Foundry Company World War II era photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1993-257
Abstract:

American Car and Foundry Company is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock and railcar parts, founded in 1899. In 1901, the company began leasing the facilities of a railroad rolling stock and shipbuilding manufacturer the Jackson and Sharp Company. From the end of World War One to 1938, the plant built small pleasure boats. These photographs document different activities at the American Car and Foundry Company Jackson and Sharp Plant shipyard in Wilmington, Delaware, during World War II. There are several photos taken on the occasion of the presentation of the Army-Navy "E" award in 1942.

Dates: 1943-1944

American Car and Foundry woodwork

 Collection
Accession: 1969-007
Abstract:

American Car and Foundry Company is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock and railcar parts, founded in 1899. In the company's early years, American Car and Foundry Company constructed its railcars from wood. Additionally, the company engaged in architectural millwork for buildings. This collection features twenty-five copy photographs of building interiors and exteriors with emphasis on wooden architectural elements.

Dates: circa 1924

Howard Potts oral history interview transcript

 Collection
Accession: 2107
Abstract:

Howard Potts (1900-1978) was a supervisor for the American Car and Foundry shipyard. In the oral history done by Hagley Museum curatorial staff with Potts, he comments on a series of photographs taken at the yard during the time he worked there and describes the process involved in wooden shipbuilding and sailmaking.

Dates: 1975