Very neat old Tri City Railway streetcar ticket wallet with 2 children's tickets(see photo) and 2 folded passenger reports..
Tri City Railway was located in Rock Island IL..there were several streetcar business's which began developing in the area in 1860's, in the 1890's the railways were combined into one company which was the Tri City Railway..these streetcars,also referred to as trolley cars, were first powered by horses..around 1899 a group of businessmen took over the railway,one of which was S.S. Davis who was credited for bringing electricity to the area and,as a result, the railway lines were electrified...the business basically ended in the 1930's when bus lines took over..
the 2 passenger reports give daley details of the direction, number of passengers being charged 5 or 3 cents,how many transfers, how much money collected,number of cash register rings and other info..
the 2 childrens tickets & 2 passenger reports display some wear & age toning as expected but are still very legible & intact..the ticket wallet is leather, has small pocket slots on interior for various uses, there are some labeled "Passes","Adults","Carrier" and "Key 47"(see photos)..the rest are blank..there are also 2 long slots which measure the length of the wallet..wallet displays expected wear, the stitching between the small slots,except for one, has come loose..there is some usage wear at the midsection(middle of wallet) of the top & bottom edge which I believe was caused by a strap or chain used to carry the wallet(see 6th & 9th photo,the 6th photo display indents to the edge of the midsection)..has normal character rubs,no holes, very intact, leather is soft..it measures 9 3/4" X 3 3/4"..
this is a great group of hard to find items from long ago, a wonderful addition to your collection..
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