Hole punch used by Pullman porter Thomas McCord

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A chrome finish hand-held single hole punch with a Pullman Company inscription at the tip of the lever handle.
Topic
African American
Labor
Professional organizations
Pullman Porters
Transportation
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Created by
Pullman Palace Car Company, American, 1867 - 1981
Used by
Thomas McCord, American, 1886 - 1967
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
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)
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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
Type
paper punches (cutting tools)
Object number
2010.31.5