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Matthias W. Baldwin

Born: Dec 10, 1795

Death: Sep 7, 1866

Birthplace: Elizabeth Township

Nationality: United States

Matthias W. Baldwin

Date of Birth : Dec 10, 1795
Date of Death : Sep 7, 1866
Birth Place : Elizabeth Township

Matthias William Baldwin was an American inventor and machinery manufacturer, specializing in the production of steam locomotives. Baldwin's small machine shop, established in 1825, grew to become Baldwin Locomotive Works, one of the largest and most successful locomotive manufacturing firms in the United States. The most famous of the early locomotives was "Old Ironsides", built by Matthias Baldwin in 1832.

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