Amberg Depot Exhibit : Milwaukee & Northern Railroad
Title:
Boxcar sealer
Catalog Number:
1999.8
Description:
Used to seal the doors on a boxcar to secure contents.
Made:
Porter Safety Seal Company, Chicago, IL ; patented June 10, 1902
Kid Tales:
The doors on a box car could be sealed with this tool. When the contents were unloaded the station agent would know by checking the seal that all the shipped items in the car were the same as originally shipped.
Subjects:
Railroad cars
Railroad freight cars
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