Chicago Transit Token Money Clip Wallet
- This wallet features an authentic dime-sized Chicago transit token which was in use from 1922-1999.
- Wallet is top quality pebble grain cow leather with polyester lining. Slim and light-weight with 2 card slots on back and inner pocket. Magnetic money clip on front. A metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards. Measures 3" x 3-7/8".
- Officially licensed by the Chicago Transit Authority, each wallet comes gift-boxed 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.