Lima locomotives. Lima locomotives is an exact reproduction of Catalog No. 16 issued by the Lima Locomotive & Machine Company of Lima, Ohio, originally published in 1911. San Marino, California: Golden West Books, 1964. 27.8x21.5 cm, pp. [1-3] 4-47 , illustrations, original pictorial self wrappers, stapled. Third printing. The Lima Machine Works, incorporated in 1877, produced agricultural and sawmill equipment and boilers. By 1878 the sawmill trade had fallen off and the company sought new lines of manufacture. In 1879 the firm finished its first three locomotives. The company's best known product was the Shay, a geared steam locomotive patented by Ephraim Shay in 1881. A fine copy. (#166262).
"First printing - May 1960 / Second printing - January 1961 / Third printing - March 1964" on title page.