Chicago Transit Token Horseshoe Key Ring
- This key rings is crafted from an authentic dime-sized Chicago transit token which was in use from 1922-99.
- Set in silver-plated brass, each key ring measures approximately
1" x 2-1/2"". Silver-plated horseshoe key ring finding includes ball that screws on and off to add keys.
- Officially licensed by the Chicago Transit Authority, each key ring comes in a Chicago subway map-themed gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Additional Product Information
The first elevated rapid transit system in Chicago began just before the turn of the 20th century. It expanded rapidly especially when under the control of Chicago Edison's president, Samuel Insull, as the train system played the largest role in electricity consumption. In 1943, the first underground subway in Chicago opened and was intended additionally to be a bomb shelter. Five years later, the Chicago Transit Authority took control of, modernized and consolidated the mass transit systems.