Buttons [The Auckland Electric Tramway Company]

Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited, Commissioned by;  Buttons Limited, Manufacturer; 


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Maker and Role
Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited, Commissioned by
Buttons Limited, Manufacturer
Description
Buttons, The Auckland Electric Tramway Company. 5 Large and 8 small brass buttons. Front has "AETCL" logo in centre with "THE AUCKLAND ELECTRIC TRAMWAY COMPANY / LIMITED" marked around the buttons border. Reverse is marked with "ENGLISH MAKE / TRADE MARK / CROSSED / SWORDS" with small metal loop in centre of back.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Signature/Marks and Type
ENGLISH MAKE / TRADE MARK / CROSSED / SWORDS Maker's Mark
THE AUCKLAND ELECTRIC TRAMWAY COMPANY / LIMITED Casting
AETCL Logo
Accession No
2015.83
Credit Line
Auckland Electric Tramways Company Limited et al. Buttons [The Auckland Electric Tramway Company], 2015.83. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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- MOTAT Curatorial Research

Posted on 21-08-2019 00:47:40

Auckland Electric Tramway Company Limited buttons used from 1902 with the khaki and burgundy uniforms (there is a 1952 replica in the collection). These were superseded by standard British Electric Traction Company sparking wheel and bent rail design buttons by the 1910s.

- David Cawood

Posted on 09-08-2019 04:46:05