Chicago Transit Token Cuff Links
- These cuff links are crafted from authentic dime-sized Chicago transit tokens which were in use from 1922-99.
- Available in a sterling silver bezel, silver-plated brass bezel, gold-plated brass bezel, or without a bezel. All cuff links have swivel findings. Each bezeled cuff link measures 3/4" in diameter and back hallmarked "CTA." Cuff links without bezels measure 5/8" in diameter.
- Officially licensed by the Chicago Transit Authority, each pair of cuff links comes in a Chicago Subway Map 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.