Lot #485 - 7 Brass Passenger Revenue Audit tags

 
   

 

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Railroad New York Central 
Size 2 are 5" by 2 1/2" 
Condition Excellent

This is a group of 6 brass revenue tags from Syracuse and an additional audit tags from Detroit to corporate offices on Lexington Avenue in New York. The Syracuse tags have "NYCRR" stamped above the strap opening. They are all uncleaned showing some tarnish. This type of tag was used by the Passenger Revenue Department of the New York Central Railroad. Most measure 5" by 2 1/2". They are thick, heavy brass. They weight in at about 7 1/2 oz each. That means that 2 weigh almost a pound. These tags were used on canvas mail bags to transport passenger revenue information so that audits could be performed at centralized locations.

 

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