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Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York

Controller handle

Is owned by NYHS: 
Controller handle
Object name 
Controller handle
Silver, steel, ebony
Embodying the pride and exhilaration surrounding the completion of New York City’s first subway system, this controller handle was used by Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865-1940) to operate the first subway train on its maiden voyage on October 27, 1904.
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New-York Historical Society, Gift of George B. McClellan
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group