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Re: PC: Article identification

That's the item, although I think I paid $12 for mine. It is an interesting
and displayable piece.

Thanks for the help

Robert L. Harris
rlhjr -AT- bellsouth.net

Jerry Jordak wrote:

> > At an August railroad show I bought a  2" X 4" oval aluminum plate about
> > 3/16 " thick. It has two mounting holes cast/drilled. Cast on it at the
> > top part of the oval is PENNCENTRAL and in a rectangle at the bottom is
> > stamped the number AT 1703.
> >
> > Can anyone tell me what this was used for? Seller said it came of
> > freight cars.
> Hi Robert,
> Did the oval piece look like this (from an auction on eBay):
> http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=186245943
> My guess is that they attached them to tools and various pieces of
> equipment as a proof-of-ownership tag, but I can't say for sure. There
> were actually two auctions for these tags on eBay--one tag the
> seller said was stamped for a "M/W slotter", the other was stamped
> for a "grinder", so it sounds like something they attached to tools
> and other equipment.
> No idea what an "AT" would be, though....
> -JWJ

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