Object TypeStamp / Tool
H&FRHS Catalog ID00.24.07
Dimensions5" x 2.5" x .5"
Storage LocationHobbytown USA Window Exhibit
This punch is typical of those used across the H&F system and other trolley and rail systems across the country. It is a sturdy built and heavy but otherwise simple spring opened hole punch. These were used to punch out identifying destination/origin and time information on tickets, transfers and receipts by trolley crewmen.
Each employee had a different shape hole punched in tickets. The hole that this punch makes can be seen on the identification tag in the image, a rectangular shape with one end curved outward and the opposite bearing a triangular indent. It is unknown who this punch originally belonged to.