Ca 1900 Portsmouth NH Electric Railway Conductor Hat, Badge, Keys, & Ticket Punch
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Ca 1900 Portsmouth NH Electric Railway Conductor Hat, Badge, Keys, & Ticket Punch

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Product Description

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We will be OUT OF THE OFFICE from February 10 through February 23 2020.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts of interest here, but please be advised that we are OUT OF THE OFFICE from Monday February 10th through Sunday February 23rd, and we will be UNABLE TO SHIP during that period. During this time we will be traveling to, and displaying at, the 2020 SHOW OF SHOWS. We will be returning to the office on Monday 24 February and will RESUME SHIPPING at that time.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a fabulous Portsmouth Electric Railway conductor hat, badge, key ring and ticket puncher. The PER served the Portsmouth areas from 1899 through 1925. The hat is a dark blue wool and has a large brass plate on the front that reads CONDUCTOR 1 PORTSMOUTH ELECTRIC RY. The key ring has three keys, and the badge is by C.A. Twitchell of Boston.

VINTAGE: Circa 1899.

SIZE: Badge: approximately 1-13/16" in height and 1-9/16" in width; key ring: approximately 4-1/4" in length (from ring to end of longest key) and 1-3/8" in diameter (ring); ticket puncher: approximately 4-9/16" in length and 2-5/16" in width; hat: size 6-7/8.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Badge: nickel-plated brass with painted lettering; key ring: nickel-plated brass; ticket puncher: nickel-plated brass; hat: wool, plated brass badge, patent leather visor, leather liner, straw, silk lining, clear cellophane.

ATTACHMENT: Badge: vertical safety-style pin with C catch.

MARKINGS: Badge: C.A. TWITCHELL 157 WASHINGTON BOSTON; key 1: MASTER on front and MILWAUKEE, U.S.A. MASTER LOCK CO. on reverse; key 2: K.G.E. E.L. TAYLOR P.E.R.R. PORTSMOUTH N.H. on front and 1904 on reverse; key 3: MASTER LOCK CO. 5138 on front and MILWAUKEE WISC. U.S.A. MASTER on reverse; ticket puncher: MAC-MIETH NO. 45; hat label: ALL WOOL THIS MATERIAL IS "SHOWER-PROOFED" CUSTOM-MADE "HEAD-MASTER" T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. UNIFORM HEADWEAR MADE BY WENTWORTH FORMAN CO. INC. 116 BEFORD ST. BOSTON, MASS. IDENTIFICATION POCKET and a hatter's union stamp with B581097; hat tag: 6-7/8 and THE KAYE ALL VENTILATED FRAME UNIFORM CANE CAP.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a street railway collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. RBJJX7/92 LAHJJX3/11 SABFJX09/19

CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine-Excellent): The items are in various conditions but overall are very fine to excellent. The hat has one very small spot of light wear on its reverse and a small spot of slight discoloration on top; small bits of the painted lettering has worn off of the badge; keys have light to medium wear and some faint rusting.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.