Jun 28, 2012, 11:20 PM
Any ideas on these two, I'm guessing tags of some sort?
Jun 28, 2012, 11:26 PM
Here is the backs. On the right says Bastian Bros. Richester NY.
Jun 29, 2012, 01:35 AM
...The one on the left is a Tool Tag....the other one on the right is a watch fob....Joe
Jun 29, 2012, 03:43 AM
When the going gets wierd, the wierd turn pro....
The one on the right is a definitely a watch fob, Bastian Bros is still in business. No idea on the monogram though.....
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Jun 29, 2012, 01:33 PM
On the bottom of the tool tag it says W. & B. B. Would you know what that stands for. I searched the net and came up with nothing. Or it could read W. & R. R.? Thanks
Originally Posted by Joe(TX)
Jun 29, 2012, 01:37 PM
The watch fob monogram has a crown on the top with GBU in it and then DUB on the bottom. I have searched everywhere
Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken
and can't find what this is? Thanks!
Jun 29, 2012, 02:45 PM
G B U stands for "Greater Beneficial Union" or German Beneficial Union.
D B U stands for Deutscher Unterstützungs-Bund - a fraternal organization started in 1892.
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Jun 29, 2012, 05:09 PM
Thanks for the information DCMatt.
Originally Posted by DCMatt
Jun 29, 2012, 05:58 PM
The one on the left looks like the many coal tags that I have found. The number was given to miner and when he 'filled a cart', he would attach it to that cart and then it was sent to daylight. He then would be credited with that load.
Jun 29, 2012, 08:13 PM
Originally Posted by TomPA
That makes alot of sense living in the heart of the coal region. Anything with the letters on the bottom...either W. & B. B. or W. & R. R? Thanks for the info.
Jun 29, 2012, 08:29 PM
Matt! you always amaze me with your knowledge..........
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Jun 29, 2012, 10:39 PM
Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jun 29, 2012 at 10:42 PM.
Jun 30, 2012, 03:07 PM
Thanks for the info but if you click on the picture,( to enlarge it) it has the number 340 in the middle. Could this be a tool tag for this company. It doesn't appear to be a token. Thanks again for the reply!
Originally Posted by Bigcypresshunter
Jun 30, 2012, 03:13 PM
Your welcome. Yes I realize its not a token and yes I see the 340 stamped. . Yes I agree its a tool tag or coal tag. I posted the token because it may be the same company and I was not able to find a tool/coal tag from this company.. Did you find it near the Ohio River in West Virginia or the Kentucky region?? You may want to research this bridge company.
Originally Posted by dgrs2
Last edited by Bigcypresshunter; Jun 30, 2012 at 03:18 PM.
Jun 30, 2012, 03:47 PM
I found this in the coal region of eastern pa...thanks again!
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