Charga-Plate in Red Leather Case

Description
The Charga-Plate was trademarked by the Farrington Manufacturing Company. It was a metal, dog-tag style plate with a customer’s name and city of residence imprinted on it, with a paper backing that the customer could sign. They were typically issued by large scale merchants for customers to use as store credit for that retailer. They were developed as early as 1928 and issued primarily during the 1930s-1950s.
Object Name
credit card
date made
1950s
manufacturer
Farrington Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
aluminum (part: material)
paper (part: material)
leather (container material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 6.6 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 19/32 in
place made
United States
ID Number
1985.0823.11
accession number
1985.0823
catalog number
1985.0823.11
subject
Coins, Currency and Medals
American Enterprise
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American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
V. Clain Stefanelli
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