Doncaster Corporation Tramways

Owner Doncaster Corporation
Opened 2nd June 1902 (electric)
Operator Doncaster Corporation
Closed 8th June 1935
Length 14.70 miles
Gauge 4ft 8½ins

Button description The municipal device (a lion sejant on a torse, holding a staff with a pennant bearing the letters ‘DON’) within a raised rim
Materials known Nickel; chrome; brass
Button Line reference [None]

Comments In the absence of specific 'tramway' or indeed 'transport' pattern buttons, it would appear that Doncaster Corporation used this untitled button for all its transport services - including the tramways - up until its demise in 1974. This pattern of button is included in the National Tramways Museum (Crich) button collection as a 'Doncaster Corporation Tramways' issue. The chrome examples have a slightly thinner lion than the brass or nickel examples, and are probably later, i.e., from the 'Corporation Transport' era.

For those interested, a 'torse' was a twisted roll of fabric that was wound around the top of the helm and crest to hold the mantle in place.

The large brass and nickel buttons are of 2-piece, open-backed construction.