||Butler Bros. Co.
||Woodbury Clay Co.
||1 Case Electric Storage Batteries
||An LCL shipment of lead-acid storage batteries, which would have required
"DANGEROUS" placards on the outside of the car. At the time, railroad
shipping regulations utilized colored labels for individual packages of
hazardous cargo, with a white label corresponding to acids/corrosive
liquids. This shipment was ordered from the Butler Bros. supply company but
did not originate at their plant, instead being shipped from a supplier
somewhere in Brooklyn and departing the city by carfloat. The exact meaning
of "501 Bdks Bklyn Ba Wav Tfr N.J." is unclear but most likely refers to the
shipment being received and forwarded via the freight transfer terminal in
nearby Waverly, N.J., which ceased operations shortly after WWII.