About Builders Plates
Frequently mounted to forms of transportation such as cars, boats, and trains, builders' plates give valuable clues about the respective items, like date of manufacture, serial number, model number, and the name of the building company. Discover the vast inventory on eBay and find plates from recognizable brand names including General Motors and General Electric. Many also include the name of a city and state, giving you some useful geographic perspective. Find a locomotive builder's plate that is several decades old and has an authentic look, or opt for a faithful reproduction that is a great conversation starter in your living room or foyer. It is sometimes easy to forget how much time and effort goes into making the large pieces of transportation equipment and similar projects that many of us see every day. Luckily, builders' plates offer solid reminders of the companies that work hard to get different modes of transportation ready for roads, railroads, or water.