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    Identification Tag

    Just found the other half of this tag. The tag is brass and is 1 3/4 x 7/8 inches and reads, FOR IDENTIFICATION, No. 5848, THE Columbia Co., E Broadway, New York. I could not find any information about it.
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    Re: Identification Tag

    Are there any solder marks on the back? If there are 2 it could be a pin of some type. If there are 4 or more I would say and equipment tag that was soldered on the piece of equipment. I'm leaning toward equipment tag though

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    Re: Identification Tag

    I wonder how it was attached? I still think it's an ID tag of a piece of equipment. I could be wrong though. Hopefully someone will know for sure.

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    Re: Identification Tag

    You know what the sleeve comment made me think of something. I've seen personal ID tags from the early to mid 1900's that were in plastic folders. They would have a photo on one side and a brass ID tag on the other. That is probably what it is. I was checking and I think there was a Columbia Mortgage company at E Broadway New York. It could have been an ID tag to an employee of that company.

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    Re: Identification Tag

    I couldnt find it either. There was a Colombia Phonograph Co. on Broadway I think. not sure.

  7. #7
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    Re: Identification Tag

    DUH The Columbia Mortgage company was at 11 East Broadway but was in Columbia MO. Sorry guys.
    I don't know that I've seen any tag with those specific words on it.

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    Re: Identification Tag

    Quote Originally Posted by vayank54
    You know what the sleeve comment made me think of something. I've seen personal ID tags from the early to mid 1900's that were in plastic folders. They would have a photo on one side and a brass ID tag on the other. That is probably what it is. I was checking and I think there was a Columbia Mortgage company at E Broadway New York. It could have been an ID tag to an employee of that company.
    VaYank, I've seen some similar to that too. In my Dad's keepsake box, I found his ID tag from the Newport News Shipyard. He was an employee there during WWII. His was a thick paper ID with his photo with a round metal ID tag, all in a plastic folder/sleeve. Breezie
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    monty

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    Re: Identification Tag

    Columbia bicycles? Monty
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  10. #10
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    Re: Identification Tag

    Maybe an ID tag for a columbia phonograph?
    Bill

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    Feb 2010
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    Re: Identification Tag

    Quote Originally Posted by B|lker
    Maybe an ID tag for a columbia phonograph?
    Bill
    That's what popped into my head when I saw it. They also made Gramophones & other musical machinery. There was a Columbia Automobile Company as well but they were from Hartford CT. Unfortunately Columbia is a VERY common name. Records, bicycles, etc.
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