Obverse Design Three lines of legend go across the check: "GATUN LOCKS", "109" and "TOOL CHECK" where "GATUN LOCKS" and "TOOL CHECK" are in small letters and "109" is in large numbers.
Reverse Design Blank.
Metal Brass. Size and Shape Round, about 27mm (1 1/8 inch) across, with a round hole top center.
Dates Issued Unknown.
Issurer Gatun Locks.
Numbers Issued Pieces in collector hands include #109 (two different specimens), #222 and #237.
Rarity Rare. Manufacturer Unknown. Source Sales on eBay.
Varieties None known.
Function Tool checks were used to control access to tools. The worker would turn in the tool check in exchange for a tool. If the tool was not returned, management would know which employee had checked it out based on the number. I would appreciate from anyone who can add anything to the history of this piece.
Population Count Four specimens are known to me as follows:
  1. Check #109 - Sold on ebay on October 29, 2003 for $33.87 plus $2.50 shipping.
  2. Check #109 (second) - Sold on ebay on July 9, 2004 for $21.50 plus $3.50 shipping.
  3. Check #222 - Sold on ebay on January 15, 2004 for $27.00 plus $2.50 shipping.
  4. Check #237 - Sold on ebay on December 8, 2003 for $23.00 plus $2.50 shipping.
Note: the same number may be issued more than once.