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Central Fire Station Owney tag

Description:

Owney received a handful of tags from firemen and fire stations around the country, including this tag representing Lowell, Massachusetts’s Central Fire Station. There is no information on when Owney received the tag. A number of railway lines passed through Lowell, including the Boston & Main and the Old Colony Railroad. The back of the tag notes that C.O.A. Grover, a Lowell steel letter cutter, created the tag.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: CENTRAL / FIRE STA. / LOWELL / MASS. / C.O.A. GROVER / CHECK MF'R / LOWELL
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. (3.81 x 3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.137
Place:
Massachusetts
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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