Nachod Signal Company photographs

Abstract

Nachod Signal Company photographs (dated circa 1910; 0.07 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of five silver gelatin photographs depicting the Nachod Signal Company's automatic signals on railways in Louisville, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Nachod Signal Company photographs
Date
circa 1910 (inclusive)
Extent
0.07 Cubic Feet
Subjects
gelatin silver prints
Railroads -- Kentucky.
Street-railroads -- Kentucky.
Nachod Signal Company, Inc.
Finding Aid Author
Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2021av002: [identification of item], Nachod Signal Company photographs, circa 1910, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The Nachod Automatic Signal System was used by electric railways and trolleys throughout the country and was operated by the movement of the car itself. This technology was patented in 1906 by the Nachod Signal Co. of Louisville, Kentucky, and was much safer than signals operated by car crews, hence the Company's slogan "Nachod Spells Safety."
Scope and Content
Nachod Signal Company photographs (dated circa 1910; 0.07 cubic feet; 1 box) consists of five silver gelatin photographs depicting the Nachod Signal Company's automatic signals on railways in Louisville, Kentucky. All photographs are framed with "Nachod Spells Safety" on the top of the frame and "Compliments of Nachod Signal Co., Inc. Louisville, KY" on the bottom of the frame. The photographs depict the signals mounted on posts in different locals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Nachod Automatic Signal along railways in Louisville, Kentucky, circa 1910s

  • Box 1, item 1-5
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