|Object Name||Ticket, Chopper|
Shredding mechanism of ticket chopper. Lever extends from mechanism. When engaged, a platform will tip and a cylinder with several teeth on surface will advance.
The ticket was dropped into the ticket chopper. An attendant checked tickets through the glass compartment on top. The tickets would slide down a glass plate on to a trap door. The attendant, upon approval of the ticket, would raise the lever extending from the front of the box, dropping the ticket on to a pair of toothed rollers that would chop and shred the ticket, rendering it un-reusable.
|Place of Origin||New York, NY|
|Dimension Details||11 1/4-in. OH x 10 1/4-in. OW x 18-in. OD|
Interborough Rapid Transit Company
|Operating Agency||Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)|
|Number of images||3|