A Diploma of Honorable Mention issued August 14, 1894 by the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Exposition to
George W. Topping for "his skill as an expert artisan [when] he assisted in the production and perfection of the exhibit of
the American Balance Slide Valve Co., San Franciso which was awarded a Medal and Diploma at the World's Columbian Exposition"
(Chicago, 1893). The Museum also displays Mr. Topping's 1885 model of Central Pacific No. 155 in the lobby of the Railroad
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