Lot #198 - Troy & Boston / Delaware & Hudson Canal Co 1880 Patent Wilcox Baggage Tag set


Railroad D&H / T&B  
Size 1 3/8" by 2 1/4"
Type 1880 patent
Condition Excellent

This is an unusual 1880 patent from the Wilcox Company in Chicago. They measure about 1 3/8" by 2 1/4". The idea is to align the two tags with a window showing a cardstock destination location and then using the leather strap through 2 openings to complete the sandwich. This was not a real popular patent. Hard to find matched sets at this point. Some black enamel paint loss, sill excellent condition.


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