Today we are happy to offer for sale a rare Thomas Heath Frisco Line conductor hat badge stamping die! T
he St. Louis–San Francisco Railway (reporting mark SLSF), also known as the “Frisco Line”, was a railroad that operated in the Midwest and South Central U.S. from 1876 to April 17, 1980.
This rare Conductor’s hat badge stamping die was manufactured by Thomas Heath of Attleboro, MA for the Frisco Line. The heavy (over 8lbs) stamping die is solidly built and features Frisco Line logo in a piecrust frame, with the word “Conductor” in bold serif font below; all in a fanciful frame with curved top. The badge was used on the hats on conductors on the train; please see last photo of badge on hat (hat not included). The die has fine and crisp detailing. The piece is marked on top upper right corner “Thos Heath Attleboro Ma”.
Die presents well and is in very good antique condition, with minor wear, oxidation, and patina commensurate with age.
Dimensions: 5″ in length, 2-5/8″ in width, 2-5/8″ in height NOTE: The last photo shows a hat with a badge struck off this die on it. It is for illustration purposes only. The hat is NOT offered as part of the lot.