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George Westinghouse Signed 1877 Check - Full JSA

Lot Number 707

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Credited with inventing the railway air brake, George Westinghouse was a contemporary and rival of Thomas Edison and engaged in the infamous “War of Currents” over the power distribution of everything from the light bulb to the electric chair. A decidedly rare collectible among Americana enthusiasts, Westinghouse’s signature is perhaps the most potent example you’ll ever behold on this 1877 document. Dated “Sept 13 1877,” this check is drawn from The Mohawk National Bank in Schenectady, New Jersey. On the appropriate line, Westinghouse (d.1914) has signed in black-ink steel tip fountain pen (“9” strength). The voucher is unevenly torn along the top border but remains a crisp keepsake without creases or cancellation stampings. Full photo LOA from JSA.

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