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Accession number 1999.33
Object ID 1999.33.11
Object Name Handle, Brake
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date 1932-1940
Description Wooden Brake Handle. Hardwood, stained and lightly finished tapered shaft. One end is oval (wood is slightly checked and chipped), but the shaft toward the other end is round, flares slightly and has a beveled edge. There is an area of wear on one side near the oval end, and taped to on the opposite side is a small printed note; "Brake-Man's Stick. Going down a long grade, the brakemen went aloft and used this to tighten hand brakes and for other purposes."
Dimension Details 28-in OL x 1 7/8-in OW
Material Wood
People/Corporations Independent Rapid Transit Railroad (IND)
Subjects Equipment
Number of images 3.0