|Title||Towel checks,4: D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1950s-1960s.|
|Collection||Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
Towel checks, two each from the D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken; Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken Hoboken; in 25 cent and 50 cent versions, no dates, circa 1950s-1960s. Stamped brass tag with hole; lettered in black. Twenty-five cent denomination: 1-3/4" diameter; fifty cent denomination: 1-1/2" scant wide x 1-3/4" high.
Tag 1, round: Towel Check, 25¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken
Tag 2, round: Towel Check, 25¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken
Tag 3, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, D.L. & W. "Y", Hoboken
This tag is the only one with a maker's mark; on reverse - H. Buchlein, Newark, N.J.
Tag 4, rectangular: Towel Check, 50¢, Rail Road Y.M.C.A. of Hoboken
|Year Range from||1950|
|Year Range to||1970|
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
|Caption||Round; Tag 1: D.L.& W. "Y" 25 cents; Tag 2: Railroad Y.M.C.A. 25 cents|
|Notes||Dates that this YMCA was in operation makes it possible that they could have been in use earlier than 1950, but the prices of 25 and 50 cents makes it likely that they were in use in the last decade or two of its existence. While two different names are on the tags, they were the same organization and which one, if any, preceded the other in use, is not indicated or known except by tag 4, which is bright brass and apparently little used (if used at all) plus the typeface appears more "modern" making it seem that it was the last issued in this group of four.|
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