Kansas City Post Office Department Owney tag
- Owney received this token from postal clerks in Kansas City, Missouri. The item is dated March 23, 1894, one of many trips Owney made through the area. This token was produced by the Henry J. Brunner’s Hardware Company of Kansas City. The company began as a repair shop and grew into a metal and machinist supply company.
- Kansas City was a major railway hub and Owney would have traveled through the town on many occasions. Among the train lines that passed through during his lifetime were the Kansas City, Osceola, & Southern Railway; the Atchison, Topeka & the Santa Fe; the Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul; and the Kansas City, Pittsburgh, & Gulf railroads.
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- March 23, 1894
- Object number
- Owney, American, c. 1888 - 1897
- Seals, Symbols & Signage
- Height x Width: 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. (4.45 x 4.13 cm)
- United States of America
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