Lot 307: Freelan O. Stanley

RR Auction

RR Auction

2016-02-24 15:25:14

Lot 307: American inventor and manufacturer (1849-1940) who developed a successful dry-plate photography process and, with his twin brother, Francis, co-founded the Stanley Motor Carriage Company, which built the famous 'Stanley Steamer.' ALS signed "F. O. Stanley," one page, lightly-lined, 5.75 x 9, The Stanley Dry Plate Company letterhead, July 8, 1886. Letter to J. W. Penney & Sons, in full: "The mats came this morning. Glad to see them. They are all right but one size. You have 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 instead of 4 1/4 x 6 1/2. That is the mat is 1/4 in. too wide. I suppose you can readily make the die 1/4 in. narrower. Send along a supply as soon as possible." In fine condition. J. W. Penney was the owner of J. W. Penney & Sons, Co., which was the company Stanley contracted to manufacture the first Stanley Steamer automobile. RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471 Wednesday, 9th March 2016 Estimate: $800-1000
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