|Title||Token, streetcar or bus: Public Service Coordinated Transport, N.J., n.d., ca. 1930-1939.|
|Object Name||Token, Transportation|
|Collection||Hoboken Transportation Collection|
|Credit||Donation in memory of Hoboken firefighter Fred E. Meyer.|
Streetcar or bus token: Public Service Coordinated Transport, New Jersey, five cent fare. No date, circa 1930-1939. Stamped metal, 13/16" diameter. Two each.
Used for streetcar or trolley as well as bus service that was provided in Hoboken at this time. The "Coordinated" in the company name was first used in 1928 when it was created by the merger of several operations. From the personal papers of the late Fred E. Meyer, Hoboken native and Hoboken Fire Department member 1956-1988.
Side 1: Good for one 5¢ [cent] Fare; [facsimile signature] Thomas N. McCarter, [block letters] Pres.
Floating center triangle with "PS" [Public Service]
Side 2: Public Service Coordinated Transport.
Floating center triangle with "NJ"
McCarter is considered the creator of Public Service Coordinated Transport. A couple of the predecessor companies, some from the 19th century, used Public Service in their name. (A related division was Public Service Electric & Gas, PSE&G.) He was the head of the company until 1939.
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|Year Range from||1930.0|
|Year Range to||1939.0|
Public Service Coordinated Transport
|Caption||two examples, side 1: Good for one 5¢ [cent] Fare; Thomas N. McCarter, Pres|
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