Ticket Punch

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Object Type

Stamp / Tool

H&FRHS Catalog ID



5" x 2.5" x .5"

Storage Location

Hobbytown 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.

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