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#1 bryang

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

A friend gave me these (and he has many more). He thinks - but not sure - that these may have been used to identify military cargo, possibly WW2 era. Was considering that these may have been affixed to cargo/crates.

 

Recognizing that metals were primarily used for the war effort, these feel like brass - have a little heft to them.

 

Each has a stamping of numbers and letters on one side, and roman numerals on the other.

 

Is anybody here familiar with these? Are they merely tokens towards something else (subway)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 27 July 2019 - 07:17 PM

They do look well made.

 

Just a guess, but they look similar to the old tags placed on telephone poles.




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