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San Francisco cable cars
Date Issued: 1971-10-29
Postage Value: 8 cents

Commemorative issue
Historic Preservation
San Francisco cable cars

San Francisco cable cars are of the type that run on supporting rails and are pulled by cable that functions in a groove below the rails. That system was invented in 1867 by Andrew S. Hallidie. Each car has a gripping device clamped onto the moving cable or released from it.

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