Nom de l'objet : tag
Type de l'objet : luggage
Catégorie de l'objet : Documentary Objects
Matériaux : metal, brass
Numéro d'accession : BM-MI-0190
Province d'utilisation : New Brunswick
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Date de début de production : 1867-01-01
Date de fin de production : 1867-12-31
Description : It accepts a smaller rectangular insert which was placed between the rolled edges of the larger tag.
Commentaires : This object is known as a Thomas-type baggage tag. Brass identification for a trunk. The patent for this style of tag was introduced on February 19th, 1869. The shell-style of this tag was the most popular type manufactured by this patent holder. Found in the original home of Joe Doucet which is now Oliver's Gardens home owned by Dorinda Armstrong. From Intercolonial Railways. This railway baggage tag was once the property of the Intercolonial Railway (IRC) which existed in Canada from 1876 through until 1918 when it was purchased by CNR where it formed the majority of their Maritime operations. It was called the People's Railway, a socialist slogan which later applied to the CNR while under federal government ownership. The railway was also one of Canada's first Crown Corporations. Surveys of the land were carried out following which railway construction began in the Maritimes. Beginning in the mid-1930s with the opening of Albion Railway in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, the region was able to boast having the second railway in British North America. This line was seen as a vital link between what was then the Province of Canada and the Maritimes which served both economic and military possibilities.
Fonctions : It was used on a trunk in 1867. Baggage tags were used in the early days of rail travel to allow passengers to check and reclaim their luggage while traveling.
Établissement : Bathurst Heritage Museum 
Ville de l'établissement : Bathurst
Province de l'établissement : New Brunswick

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