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Other tokens and medals => Transportation tokens => Topic started by: artsmith on October 02, 2019, 01:11:45 PM

Title: Kiobenhavns Sporvei
Post by: artsmith on October 02, 2019, 01:11:45 PM
Kiobenhavns Sporvei Vibh. counterstamped 11. Brass. 24mm. Somod number 45. Not listed in Smith catalog.

From the Somod catalog: The abbreviation Vibh. means Vibenshus. The numbers 1-15 were the different drivers number as an extra check.

Kiobenhavns Sporvie-Selskab was in operation from 1866-1898.
Title: Re: Kiobenhavns Sporvei
Post by: Figleaf on October 02, 2019, 09:42:24 PM
It sounds like they were used by drivers, rather than passengers. Do you know how were they used?

Peter
Title: Re: Kiobenhavns Sporvei
Post by: artsmith on October 02, 2019, 10:07:41 PM
The Somod book says they were control tokens  that were issued to passengers, to be given to the tram driver on departure.


Art
Title: Re: Kiobenhavns Sporvei
Post by: FosseWay on October 03, 2019, 07:57:20 AM
Københavns Sporvej continued a long time after 1898 - it is the company behind the KS Little Mermaid tokens from the 1960s/70s. The spelling on the token above is archaic, though, and probably does date from before WW1.
Title: Re: Kiobenhavns Sporvei
Post by: artsmith on October 03, 2019, 12:40:06 PM
From the Sporvogne i Danmark website: Sporvogne i Danmark (http://www.vognstyrer.dk/Sporvogne/Sporvogne.htm)
Kjøbenhavns Sporvei-Selskab 1866-1898
Københavns Sporveje 1911-1974
The Kiobenhavns Sporvei tokens are numbers 35-51 in the Somod catalog. The dating he gives is numbers 1-34 were used from 1863. Numbers 35-51 were used later, but were replaced long before the turn of the century.

Art