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Object ID XX.2009.676
Object Name Ticket, Chopper
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date ca. 1904
Description 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
Material Cast iron/Steel/Metal
People/Corporations Interborough Rapid Transit Company
Subjects Ticketing
Search Terms Ticket Chopper
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Number of images 3