Object Detail


Description
Long stemmed tear drop shaped hoop with leather strap with buckle and leather pouch on stem.
Classification
CH classification TRANSPORT Railways
Measurements
L75 X W255 X H770mm
Media/Materials description
Bamboo (Wood & Vegetable Products)
Leather (Animal/Human Remains)
Indeterminate (Metals - Ferrous)
Copper (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
Varnish (Surface Treatments)
History and use
A Staff Hoop was used during railway safeworking to pass up to a locomotive crew a metal bar called a staff which "gave permission" for the locomotive/train to proceed along the next single track section.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
Registration number
R1054

Category

Colours

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