1920s-30s Yoakum TX Fire Department Badge #143 Rare
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1920s-30s Yoakum TX Fire Department Badge #143 Rare

Code: fdg00143ctw

$165.00




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ARTIFACT:

This is a 1920's - 1930's Yoakum Texas Fire Department Badge #143 Rare. 

This is from a C.T. Clifford Taylor Wallis Texas & Railroad Lawman Badge Collection.
Possibly Worn by Wallis during the 1920's - 1930's.

Clifford Taylor, C.T., or Taylor Wallis, was born in Westhoff, Texas in 1899. Not much is known about his early life, he shows up as having been a Sailor in the US Navy during WWI, 1918-1919. By 1930 Wallis shows up in the US Census as a Special Officer with Southern Pacific Railroad. We can assume he did some Law Enforcement moving around South Central Texas before that time, based on some of the badges that came together from one of his descendants. 

The high point of his career appears to be when, in 1949, Wallis was appointed Superintendent of Special Service of the MKT RR Missouri Kansas Texas RR, aka the KATY Lines. This collection came with his, very small, Shield Type (ca 1940-57) Texas Ranger Badge with his MKT Rank on it, in its original carry wallet. 

Wallis passed away in 1980, and this collection of his badges, along with a "Ma Ferguson" era Texas Ranger badge (keeping that one in my Texas Ranger Collection) came from a descendant of his in 2022 and they are being offered individually here for the first time in October 2023. 

VINTAGE: 1920s - 1930s.

SIZE: Approximately 1-3/4" in height x 1-3/4" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Stamped nickel with painted lettering.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical kick pin with tongue-type 'C' catch.

MARKINGS: N/A.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a fire fighting and rescue collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. PEJM22 LAFEX10/23

CONDITION: 7 (Very Fine): The badge shows minor wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.