Hole punch used by Pullman porter Thomas McCord

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Description
A chrome finish hand-held single hole punch with a Pullman Company inscription at the tip of the lever handle.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
1940s
Object number
2010.31.5
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kenneth Victor Young in memory of Thomas McCord, Louisville, Kentucky
Created by
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Used by
Thomas McCord, American, 1886 - 1967
Topic
African American
Labor
Professional organizations
Pullman Porters
Transportation
Medium
chrome
Dimensions
H x W x D: 2 x 4 1/4 x 5/8 in. (5.1 x 10.8 x 1.6 cm)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Type
paper punches (cutting tools)