A remarkable and beautifully-crafted working design model for a cable car gripping mechanism. The cable car was invented in San Francisco by Andrew Hallidie in 1873. This design model for a grip or controller was probably made not long after and certainly before turn of the 20th century. Chicago Model Works published catalogs in the 1880s and 1890s. 8″ or 20 cm high as shown. Needs a cleaning and will clean easily but we felt it was best left as found.
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