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Central Engine Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this token advertising Fred A. Leonard’s Central Engine fire station. Leonard was listed as a driver for the Central Engine in the 1891 Taunton, Massachusetts, city directory. The back of the token shows a sketch of a fire engine of the period. Taunton was served by a handful of railway lines, including the New Bedford Railroad and the Old Colony & Newport Railroad.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
literal: F.A. LEONARD / CENTRAL ENGINE / TAUNTON HOUSE (on front) figurative: picture of fire engine?
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/16 x 1 1/4 in. (2.7 x 3.18 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.381
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Massachusetts
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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