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Camden and Amboy Railroad Owney tag

Description:

There is no information on when this tag which was originally manufactured by W. W. Wilcox of Chicago in 1879 was given to Owney. It marks his travels on the Camden and Amboy Railroad in New Jersey. The Wilcox company was a major manufacturer of railroad baggage tags and similar metal items in the late nineteenth century. At least two other Owney tags were manufactured by the company.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
C. & A.R.R. / 20201 / LOCAL / W. W. Wilcox Chicago / 1879
Medium:
metal (brass)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (4.45 x 3.81 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.24
Place:
New Jersey

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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