Re: Article: 40-Foot Mather Stock Cars From Proto 2000 HO Scale Kits

Ray Breyer

Dunno why some people focus on the flying gondola; Mather made his first fortune (which paid for the freight cars) with a patented glove clasp that's still in use today.

You'd think that his 1905 patent for concrete ties would be a bit more interesting.   :-)

Ray Breyer
Elgin, IL

On Friday, November 13, 2020, 01:03:05 PM CST, Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...> wrote:

On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:06 AM, Ray Breyer wrote:
I'm currently working on a new study of Mather, from the company's incorporation in 1882 to its sale to North American in 1956,
Be sure to include examples of Alonzo's patents. His patent for a "Flying Machine" is a classic.

Any company that could build a skyscraper in Chicago's Loop district might have been scrappy, but was hardly a "backwards underdog"... even if it was the skinniest skyscraper ever.

Dennis Storzek

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