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Railroad Cap Badge, Motorman, New York Elevated Railway

Railroad Cap Badge, Motorman, New York Elevated Railway

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Description
This badge was affixed to the uniform cap of a motorman who operated trolley cars on the of the Third Avenue System. The Third Avenue Railway System operated a number of surface railways in Manhattan, the Bronx and in Yonkers and New Rochelle, New York. The badge is die stamped in the shape of an eight wheel trolley. The badge bears the the wearer's crew position and identification number. It was worn approximately between 1910 to 1920.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
railroad cap badge
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 3 5/8 in; 5.08 cm x 9.2075 cm
ID Number
TR.335573
catalog number
335573
accession number
1979.0398
Credit Line
Douglas Wornom
subject
Railroads
Urbanization
Commuting
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Work
Clothing & Accessories
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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