Santa Fe - Antique Train Button Hat Pin - Brass
Handmade from a real vintage button. The railroad buttons in our travel collection date between 1880 and 1960.
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway company was first chartered in February 1859. Although the railway was named in part for the capital of New Mexico, its main line never reached there as the terrain made it too difficult to lay the necessary tracks (Santa Fe was ultimately served by a branch line from Lamy, New Mexico). The Santa Fe's first tracks reached the Kansas/Colorado state line in 1873, and connected to Pueblo, Colorado in 1876.
MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* The button is about 15/16" in diameter (23mm)
* Pin measures approximately 3/4"