Still in York, but this time at the magnificent NRM (National Railway Museum)
A detail from a 1st Class carriage from the year dot. Taken through a closed and dirty window...
The leather strap is used to lift and lower the window. The stud is used to secure the strap via holes - like a vertical belt. The more mature members may well remember this arrangement from the days when the railway was steam-powered and went under the name of British Railways. Not Virgin, or whatever.
Many thanks for your comments on my previous upload, all are appreciated, especially those from Yorkshire members
Thanks for bothering