[Marshall, Field & Company Charge Plate]


Charga-plate, a predecessor to the credit card, for Marshall Field & Company,

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‘Charga-cards’, predecessors to the modern credit card, were in use from the mid-1930s to the early 1950s across the United States for a variety of commercial establishments. The name can be seen faintly stamped near the bottom of the plate.

This particular example was owned by Mrs. H.E. Gregg, a resident in the historic Bryn Mawr Apartments in Edgewater. It was for her account at the world-famous Marshall Field & Company of Chicago, imprinted on both the card and embossed on the custom leather case.

Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1940

Author: Farrington Manufacturing Company

Sheet Width (in): 2.5

Sheet Height (in): 1

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Metal plate, about 2.5" x 1", with an enclosed paper slip and embossed verso. Custom leather case embossed Marshall Field & Company and Chicago, Ill. Is slightly worn.


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