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Catherine L. Gibbon: Improvements in Street Railway Construction, 1892

Introduction: Catherine L. Gibbon

Little information is publicly known about Catherine L. Gibbon and her achievements. The legacy of her invention remains in tact because of the 1892 case file compiled by The Franklin Institute's Committee on Science and the Arts. Although details of Gibbon's life are sketchy, a glimpse of her scientific accomplishment is possible through exploration of the century-old documents found here.

What did Catherine Gibbon invent, and what impact did her improvements have on transportation?

These pages hold the answers to these questions and tell the fascinating story of one woman's inventions.