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Mason, William

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role Collector
dates 1808–1883
city Taunton
stateMA
other citiesMystic, CT; Killingly, CT;
gender M
historical notes Mason was a master mechanical engineer and builder of railroad steam locomotives. He founded Mason Machine Works of Taunton, Massachusetts. His company was a significant supplier of locomotives and rifles for the Union Army during the American Civil War.

According to The Art Treasures of America, Mason owned works by C. Baugniet, W. A. Bouguereau, C. E. Boutibonne, W. Bradford, Anton Braith, M. Calisch, J. Caraud, J. D. Court, Claude Dubuffe, I. Leon Y Escosura, E. Le Poittevin, H. Merle, J. G. Meyer von Bremen, Carl Millner, C. L. Muller, F. Raffaen, T. A. Roffenboom and M. How, Ph. Sadic, J. Sinkel, A. Toulmouche, E. Verboekhoven, F. Willems, and R. S. Zimmermann.
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1840-1850
1850-1860
1860-1870
1870-1880
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Archives of American Art William Mason Papers, 1844-1854. see details...
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