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    Brass tag with number 18

    Brass tag of some type, found near a railroad, in town. Back says “Jas Murdoch JR 165 Race St Cin C.”. Well known engraver, address suggests pre 1890. Any help appreciated.

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    Last edited by ColtsPop; Mar 30, 2019 at 04:40 PM.
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    I like the lettering style , looks old .
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    It looks like the tag off of a work or school locker.
    Amazing detail in the font.

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    I agree, Looks like a property tag.
    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    It looks like the tag off of a work or school locker.
    Amazing detail in the font.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    It looks like the tag off of a work or school locker.
    Amazing detail in the font.

    Dave
    The mention of RR makes me think tool crib. Tag on the wall & a nail under for the tool. Dang! I'd like to have a set of the stamps that made those numbers!!! Purdy!
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    From an archaeologist friend:

    Cool find! Probably a shipping tag (baggage or cargo). Found a reference online to a "Jas. Murdock Jr., Mfr. of lead seals" that was at 165 Race St. in Cincinnati from 1875 to 1887. Reference says Murdock produced lead seals, wax seals, baggage checks, and ticket stamps. Definitely RR related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColtsPop View Post
    From an archaeologist friend:

    Cool find! Probably a shipping tag (baggage or cargo). Found a reference online to a "Jas. Murdock Jr., Mfr. of lead seals" that was at 165 Race St. in Cincinnati from 1875 to 1887. Reference says Murdock produced lead seals, wax seals, baggage checks, and ticket stamps. Definitely RR related.
    1881 North American Freight Service Guide:

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