The Minnesota Historical Society preserves and makes available a wide range of materials chronicling Minnesota's history and culture. The goals of the Collections Department are to collect and preserve; provide access and interpretation; and engage in education and outreach. This blog is a tool to share these stories and let people know what is happening in the department.
RR Tie Tool
This is a hammer-like tool with steel head and "DS" in raised reversed letters on either end to stamp railroad ties. Manufactured by Panniers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1940-1990.
For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this tool in our collections database.