Gimbel Brothers - Charga Plate Card

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Gimbel Brothers - Charga Plate Card

Description

Charga Plate credit card from the Gimbel Brothers store in New York, with leather case. Charga plate cards were the predecessors of credit cards, issued by department stores to regular customers. They were used from the 1930s to the late 1950s. It was a 2½ in × 1¼ in rectangle of sheet metal related to Addressograph and military dog tag systems, embossed with the customer's name, city, and state, with a small paper card on its back for a signature. Find out more about Charga Plate cards:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card#Charga-Plate

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eBay

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O-033

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“Gimbel Brothers - Charga Plate Card,” IMTFI Archives, accessed November 14, 2018, https://imtfiarchives.omeka.net/items/show/1024.

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