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Personal Identification Tokens

Hornellsville, New York Owney tag


Owney received this decorated tag from Mason L. Wafer of Hornellsville, New York. There is no information indicating when Owney received the tag. Wafer was a business owner according to the 1891 Steuben County directory, but his business is not listed. If the illustration is any indication, it may well have been related to roller skating. Owney received two tags from this city’s businessmen. The other came from Fred D. Lockwood, a clerk in his father’s shoemaking business. Hornellsville was on at least two railway lines that Owney traveled, the New York & Erie and the Buffalo and New York City lines.

literal: M.L. WAFER / HORNELLSVILLE / N.Y. Figurative: roller skate
Height x Width: 1 3/8 x 1 3/8 in. (3.49 x 3.49 cm)
Museum ID:
New York
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Cincinnati, Ohio Owney tag
  • E.D. Simpson Owney tag
  • Elroy, Wisconsin Owney tag
  • F. J. Morgan Bald Knob, Arkansas Owney tag
  • F.D. Lockwood Owney tag
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana Owney tag
  • George A. Reinville Owney tag
  • George Anderson Owney tag
  • Haverhill, Massachusetts Owney tag
  • Hornellsville, New York Owney tag
  • J.P. Palmer Owney tag
  • Jackson, Mississippi Owney tag

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