ORIGINAL US ARMY ARSENAL ENTRY PASSES – WATERVLIET
AND ROCK ISLAND ARSENALS: The US Army arsenals
have always been maintained as secure facilities and
these passes bear witness to the efforts to control the
comings and goings of not only the general public, but
visitors to the various shops.
One has to assume that surviving examples of these
passes must be at the very least, scarce, if not
outright rare, and they are a unique piece of US Army
Arsenal material history.
I have these two original passes, one for Watervliet
Arsenal and the other for Rock Island Arsenal, each
shown below with descriptions and photographs.