The Franklin Institute Logo
Case Files logo

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

Patented Tracks

Two mechanical patents were issued to Catherine L. Gibbon by the U.S. Patent Office in Albany, New York, on June 3, 1890. One was for construction of side-bearing railway tracks (429,127) and one for construction of railway tracks (429,128). Two additional patents were issued jointly between Catherine and her husband, Thomas H. Gibbon on September 22, 1891, in New York, New York. The first was for construction of railroad tracks (459,780) and the second for compound rail for railway tracks (459,781).