This is a circa 1880s-1890s “thumbnail” fire badge from N. F. Fire Department Hose #1. The badge has a wonderful cut-out design with a number one at center detailed with a scrolling design. The badge also has a delicate border and detailing around the cut-out, and the initials J.E.B. are engraved on the front.
1-1/4" height and 15/16” width.
Vertical kick pin with "C" catch.
This is from a fire collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRAEX06 LAGEX8/10
6 (Fine+): Badge has had moderate wear and has some areas where gold plating is completely gone.
As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.