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Rare 1880's - 90's American Steamship Company Employee Badge for a Sailor on the SS Illinois. #5.
SS Illinois was an iron passenger-cargo steamship built by William Cramp & Sons in 1873. The last of a series of four Pennsylvania-class vessels, Illinois and her three sister ships-Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana-were the largest iron ships ever built in the United States at the time of their construction, and amongst the first to be fitted with compound steam engines. They were also the first ships to challenge British dominance of the transatlantic trade since the American Civil War.
Circa 1880s - 90s.
Approximately 1-3/8" diameter
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION:
Nickel plated nickel with painted letter.
Vertical safety-style pin
This is from a Nautical collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. E07/11/21 VDEM20 LAGEX05/02/20
7(Very Fine): The badge shows minor to moderate wear, overall very fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.