George W. Topping diploma

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Descriptive Summary

Title: George W. Topping diploma
Dates: 1894
Collection Number: MS 221
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: 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 History Museum.
Language of Material: English

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Preferred Citation

George W. Topping diploma. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Howard Topping, 1975

Scope and Content of Collection

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 History Museum.