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Corry, Pennsylvania Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this key ring and business identification token from the Pennsylvania Mutual Accident Society, a Pennsylvania life insurance business. Unlike Owney’s other tokens, this one opens up for a compartment that could hold additional information. This tag was owned by L.F. Tumble of Corry, Pennsylvania, whose name is written on the inside of the tag, along with the number 93, indicating the year (1893) that Tumble presented this token to Owney.

This tag style was patented as noted on the tag on January 27, 1895. The patent was held by Frederick H. Laforge and J. Richard Smith of Watertown, Connecticut. Laforge and Smith were both officers in the Connecticut Mutual Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company. In later years Smith manufactured metal novelties and Laforge continued work as a boiler inspector.

Date:
1893
Markings:
IN CASE OF ACCIDENT NOTIFY PENNSLYVANIA MUTUAL ACCIDENT SOCIETY/ PAT JAN 27 1885 (on front) OWNER WILL PAY $1.00 FOR RETURN OF KEYS TO THE WITHIN ADDRESS (on back)
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (1.91 x 3.49 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.433
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Pennsylvania
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