Copenhagen Streetcar conductor’s cap
“Københavns Sporveje,” the streetcar system, ran its last route about 1972, even though the tracks are still in the streets of Copenhagen to the great irritation of motorists and bicycle-riders alike. The trams themselves were sold to the city of Alexandria in Egypt, where I’m told they are still in use—with Danish “mind the step” signs and all. After the company closed, many of the conductors and drivers were recruited to write parking tickets in the city of Copenhagen. Others went on to become bus drivers. When I got my first car, someone told me that if I threw this cap in the rear window, I wouldn’t get parking tickets. Know what? It worked!—at least until the original group finally retired.