Comments and Tags

Be the first to comment on this item!



Currency and Numismatics
Exchange Media ➔ Credit Card, Herpolsheimer's

Identifier:
1997.45.1a-b
Description:
Rectangular embossed silver card has name, address and account number embossed into center. Reverse side has cardboard card with printing on it. Hardened red cardboard case is open on one end. Embossed into one side, Charge-Plate, reverse, reads Herpolsheimer's, cardboard card reads Herpolsheimer's/Grand Rapids/Michigan/Please sign name here in ink, Name, Mrs. Chas. R. Miller, signed on card.;Store charge plates were the predecessors of credit cards. This helps show the rising use of debit spending that started to occur in the US after WWI.;Embossed into one side: Mrs. Chas. R. Miller/1322 Logan St., S.E./Grand Rapids, Mich/1242-012 A, 4' reverse side. Embossed with Farrington/Charge-Plate. |
Date:
1950 – 1970
Materials:
Metal, Paper, Cardboard
Dimensions:
1.25" h 2.5" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
In Honor Of Charles J. Miller
Exhibit/Program
Christmas and the Herpolsheimer's Train (2008 – 2010)
This small exhibit was put out in the entrance lobby of the Van Andel Museum Center during the Christmas season for several years.
Makers/Donors
Farrington Manufacturing Company

Lettinga, Virginia
Related Object