Standard Brake Shoe and Foundry

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Text on Button You can't go wrong when you buy from STANDARD BRAKE SHOE & FOUNDRY CO. PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS STEEL & IRON CASTINGS BRAKE SHOES EARLE A. MANN Chicago Repr. 1603 Monadnock Block
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Compass, outlined in red, nestled between red and black text over yellowed background. 

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This is an advertisement button made for Earle A. Mann, the Chicago representative for Standard Brake Shoe & Foundry Co. It is unclear when the company was founded, but there is evidence of it being in operation as early as 1915. It may have been a supplier of iron and steel castings for railway cars on the Frisco (St. Louis-San Francisco) line between the 1920s and 30s. 


Railroad steel and iron castings, brake shoes. (1935, March). Standard Brake Shoe & Foundry Co. Pine Bluff, Arkansas [Advertisement]. The Frisco Employes' Magazine, 8.3. 

New factories. (January 1915). Mill Supplies 1(5), 81.

Catalog ID IN0067