Controller's Stamp?

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  1. Tad

    Tad Member

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    I collect things from the road I model. As a gift I just received a stamp that says:

    21 - AD&N RY

    THIS CAR REPORTED BY YOUR ROAD


    ____________________ ABSTRACT ATTACHED

    DAVID W. SMITH
    CONTROLLER

    What exactly would this stamp have been used for?

    What would this stamp have been called?

    What would you stamp with it?

    What kind of abstract would be attached?

    What would the 21 mean?

    Thanks,
  2. Tad

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    I actually found the lady that used to stamp stuff with this stamp and asked her about it.

    She said that the 21 was the road # that was assigned to the AD&N by the AAR.

    This stamp was used to stamp what she called settlements of divisions for shipments.

    The abstract would be the report of the lading and routing of the car.

    Divisions, in this case, is the amount that is agreed upon to be paid to each road that participated in the shipment.
  3. Tileguy

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    Looks like Bill Jewett was pretty close in his guess wasnt he Tad :)
    Dang that guy is like a vault of unbelievable knowledge ;)
    Nice guy to boot!!
  4. Tad

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    Yessir,

    He was pretty much dead on. I posted that to him on the list, as well.
  5. jon-monon

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    Sweet gift, Tad! Neato! :thumb:
  6. Tad

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    Jon,

    I thought it was pretty cool, too.:cool: Now I'm going to have to find something to stamp with it. :D