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Isle of Man Steam Packet porter's badge

Date made: late 19th century

Description: A brass badge for an Isle of Man Steam Packet porter, used about 1860. Engraved 'Isle of Man Packet 48'.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company first started in 1830. The inaugural crossing took Mona’s Isle from Douglas to Liverpool on 17th August 1830, under the command of Captain William Gill, carrying a total of 15 saloon and 17 steerage passengers. Porters would have been responsible for carrying passengers' luggage on and off the ships.

Measurements: overall: 9.5 cm x 10 cm

Materials: metal

Object name: badge

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-2977


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