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The Artificial Tie Manufacturing Company received a charter from the State of California to manufacture concrete railroad ties in 1914, and a patent application was submitted for the company by Edgar N. Goodlett. Two years later the company's charter was revoked for non-payment of taxes. In 1918 Goodlett attempted to transfer the patent to the Artificial Tie Manufacturing Company name. According to documents and photographs in this collection the company was based in San Francisco and had a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles which actually made concrete railroad ties, but it is not listed in contemporary directories for either city. Patent applications, correspondence, stock book, and photographs pertaining to Artificial Tie Manufacturing Company, which made concrete railroad ties. Artificial Tie Manufacturing Company. Unrestricted. Please credit California State Library. California State Library, California History Room
1 manuscript box ; 15 1/4 x 11 3/4 x 3 in.
Artificial Tie Manufacturing Company Correspondence Patents Railroad ties