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Geo. Stephenson "Rocket" Door Knocker (87108)

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Railroadiana, Trains Start Price:50.00 USD Estimated At:100.00 - 200.00 USD
Geo. Stephenson  Rocket  Door Knocker  (87108)
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Rare brass appearing metal door knocker. George Stephenson bust and steam locomotive and The Rocket Built 1829 on front, R? 715873 stamped on back. "Stephenson's Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement. It was built for, and won, the Rainhill Trials held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1829 to choose the best design to power the railway. Rocket was designed by Robert Stephenson in 1829, and built at the Forth Street Works of his company in Newcastle upon Tyne. Though Rocket was not the first steam locomotive, it was the first to bring together several innovations to produce the most advanced locomotive of its day. It is the most famous example of an evolving design of locomotives by Stephenson that became the template for most steam engines in the following 150 years." from wikipedia State: City: Date: