I have a manual date printer machine from my brother in law collection, that has a brass plate that reads (after much soaking in gasoline, alcohol and wire brushing):
PENN CENTRAL on top
Center rectangular opening for date wheels to pass through
CARPENTER PA on bottom
I tried googling Penn Central Carpenter different ways to see if it was a station an interlocking tower, or what.
Any Penn Central gurus here who can enlighten me?
Any $$ value to the date machine, or were they dime a dozen?  Can provide pictures if interested
Thanks

 

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I have (had? I have not seen it in years) a similar ticket dater with a plate that had GREYHOUND (LINES) and PERRYVILLE MD. I suspect that the airlines might have used them in the early years, too. Value is mostly in the brass plate. Note that the ribbon can be refurbished with a little bit of effort.

 

Later Gator,

  Dave

 

Here comes a Yankee with a blackened soul,
Heading to Gatow with a load of coal.
......Anonymous U. S. pilot during the Berlin Airlift

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