Philadelphia trolley photos from the Harry Foesig Collection

Interior of Brilliner 2021

Interior of Brilliner no. 2021 at the J.G. Brill plant in Southwest Philadelphia,
September 13, 1939.
In many respects the Brilliner emulated the design of the pre-war PCC car.
Brill's attorneys and the Transit Research Corporation argued over alleged PCC patent infringements for years.*
2021 and 2022 were scrapped in 1951; 2023 in August 1956.
Harry Foesig collection

*Debra Brill, History of the J.G. Brill Company, Indiana University Press, 2001, p. 207

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