Here are more photos of the Railroad, Steamship,and Transportation Artifacts Show held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, November of 2005. This page shows assorted hardware.
Above left to right. A very early bell off a Baltimore & Ohio Steam locomotive; two bells off New York Central steam locomotives; a *big* steam locomotove bell ; a horse bell probably from the Allegheny Valley Railroad.
Above left to right. Ashtray from the Lehigh Valley Railroad; a locomotive steam gauge signed on the face for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and registered Aug. 21, 1878; a first aid box from the Delaware & Hudson Railroad; a steam whistle.
Above left to right. Motorman hat from (possibly) the Five Mile Beach Electric Railway; conductor's hat from the D&S Railroad (multiple possibilities for these initials); agent's hat from (probably) the Rock Island & Peoria Railroad; more modern hats from various railroads.
Above left to right. More hats; a cash meter from the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co.; a weight for tying up horses from the American Express Company; a clipboard from the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Above left to right. Dater dies and other small hardware items; a brass paperweight from the Western Maryland Station Center in Cumberland, MD; various railroad paperweights; a lamp and several oilers.
Above left to right. A castback lock and key set from the Virginian Railway; a display of mostly newer steel locks; a mess o' keys; a display of brass switch and signal locks.