Letterpress Printer's Block from The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
This antique letterpress printing block features an emblem of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.
The block is metal mounted on wood. It is a little dull from wear. Size: 11/16" x 9/16" x 15/16" - could by made into a necklace pendant. It's tough to find pieces of history of this Brotherhood. The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (BRT) was a labor organization for railroad employees founded in 1883. Originally called the Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen, its purpose was to negotiate contracts with railroad management and to provide insurance for members. If you're into trains, this is for you!