Early Dublin – Tram Driver’s badge. (2007047)


Here we have a fascinating example of an early Irish Free State transport piece of history, being a public services vehicle driver’s identity badge and number. See description for details.

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A rectangular badge made of brass/copper. The beautiful Gaelic script is inlayed with blue enamel lettering as is the driver’s identity number “15923”

Either side of the badge is further decorated with nice Celtic designs. The upper letters F.S.P.in Gaelic script stand for “Feithicil Seirbhíse Poibil” which translates “Public Service Vehicle”. The Gaelic word at the bottom of the badge means “Driver”.

I’d imagine this old transport badge dates to the early 20th Century.

It is in very good condition. One lug missing on reverse. In length the badge measures about 5.5cms and 3.5cms high.