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AMBROSE SWASEY LETTER SIGNED, OBSERVATORIES, WARNER & SWASEY CO.

$300.00

Description

AMBROSE SWASEY (1846-1937) HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED, “Ambrose Swasey”, on a card 4.25 x 3.5, January 28th 1927, by the American mechanical engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, astronomer, philanthropist who co-founded Warner & Swasey Company. In addition to Army ordinance contracts, the firm became notable for their work on astronomical observatories and equipment. In 1885 the company complete work at McCormick Observatory on the 45 foot dome, which was the largest in the world, and had a unique, 3-shutter design. Many other observatory telescopes and components were built by the company. His handwritten letter, in full: “In the long span of days and months of eighty journeys around the sun, the group of love and friendship holds, though stress of changes may have come. Dec. 19th 1926/Cleveland, Ohio” It looks like this was a quote by him, on his 80th birthday, at some function in Cleveland a month earlier. In fine condition, with minor age toning.

$300   #12516