This is a vintage, celluloid pin back button advertising the Tilton Trolley which ran from about 1908 through 1912 as best I can determine. The Tilton’s Trolley Trip started from the Pacific Electric Station in Los Angeles. Included in the daily fare of $1.00 you received free admission to the Cawston Ostrich Farm and the Old San Gabriel Mission, plus took in the sights of Pasadena, the Orange Groves and Long Beach. Advertisements for this trip read; 100 miles for 100 cents. The bells of the San Gabriel Mission are featured on this nicely detailed, colorful button. Inside the back is the original paper insert showing it was made by the Whitehead & Hoag Co. with a date of 1896 patent. It is also marked along the edge; Whitehead & Hoag Co. Newark N.J..
It measures about 1 1/4" in diameter and is in good condition. The celluloid has a few bumps and minimal scratch wear.
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Item ID: 19311