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    Posted 9 years ago

    lisaemery1…
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    I found this in my old house that I had lived in, and did not know what it was at first. I dont know to much history about it, all I know is that it belonged to a R.L. Robbins out of Boston. That is the only information I have been able to find.

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      better pic would be nice.
    2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      I concur!!!
    3. lisaemery1967, 9 years ago
      I uploaded a clearer picture, hope this helps.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Much better. Maybe some kind of employee I.D.. Hope somebody comes up with the answer.
    5. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 9 years ago
      Thank you for the updated picture! Great find!!!
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Just flipping back & see this hasn't been solved yet. You clipped off the very top. Does it have a way of fastening?
    7. lisaemery1967, 9 years ago
      Yes it has a clip on it!!
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I believe you have two items.

      The top portion looks to be a watch fob.

      The brass RR item looks like a typical baggage tag of the late 19th/ early 20th century.

      scott
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      I think it is one piece because the shingles all have 2 hangers & both top & bottom have 1 ring. The tag is held with single jack chains but I couldn't find a history of that type.
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Also, the name Robbins would identify the MAKER as opposed to the owner of the RR baggage tag.

      scott
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Is this R.R. or boat? Is that 1914 I see on the bottom shingle?
    12. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Here is a site with information on brass RR baggage tags:

      http://www.railroadiana.org/hw/pgBaggageTags.php

      scott
    13. lisaemery1967, 9 years ago
      No the date on the top piece is 1803 and on the bottom is 1904.
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      Maybe the employee was so lazy that they put a baggage tag on him? Scott's poste shows very similar tags. This is getting good. For some reason, I still think it is a worn badge even if the guy was 101 yrs old.
    15. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Quick research on the CT River RR shows the posted dates have NO significance to the RR. The RR was formed in 1845-- lending further credence to the thought that the upper portion is not related to the brass baggage tag.

      scott
    16. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 9 years ago
      We all seem to have diff. guesses.
    17. lisaemery1967, 9 years ago
      Here is some information that I had forwarded to me from a gentleman that knows about Railroad history!!
      The heart-shaped badge looks like a regular railroad brass baggage tag from the 1800s, with the "6210" probably being a destination-station number. "Conn River Line", however, may be a steamship line on the Connecticut River that connected with one or more railroads. I don't know of any railroad named Connecticut River Line, although the Valley Railroad (later New Haven Railroad) did run alongside the Connecticut River.

      The other emblems above the heart-shaped emblem look like additions, as do the two holes drilled in the emblem to attach them

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