Railroad Uniform Cap Badges were worn attached to the hat or cap of a railroad employee and usually included the emplyee’s title and railroad name. There are many titles available for any given railroad and some people collect for example every type of cap badge from the B&O, while others try to collect conductor’s badges from different railroads, and even more just enjoy adding these into the various artifacts they have collected overall.
Cap badges are quite rare and desirable and can easily sell for hundreds to thousands of websites. There are several types of cap badges and most are marked by one of the following makers’ marks:
American Railway Supply Company New York
AM. RY. S. Co. NY
F.G. Clover Co. Predessessor AM. RY. S. Co. NY
PATRIDGE CO. K.C., MO SCOTFORD””
IRVINE & JACHEMS MARKET ST. S.F.
S.M. SPENCER MFG. CO. 9 CORNHILL BOSTON
R. WOODMAN MF’R BOTSON, MASS.
Most common badge makers were:
AM. RY. SUPPLY
Denver Novelty Company
R. Woodman Mf’r
Williamson Stamp Company
Some of the most common positions shown on cap badges are:
and many many others
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