1950s Toms River (New Jersey) Chemical/Ciba-Geigy Emergency Squad Inspector Badge
ARTIFACT: This is a 1950s Emergency Squad Inspector hat badge from the Toms River Chemical/Ciba-Geigy facility in Toms River, New Jersey. Toms River unfortunately made the map for having out of the ordinary cancer rates, a situation caused by the decades-long mishandling of manufacturing waste products and water supplies by three companies. Declared a Superfund site in 1983, Toms River had already been a dumping ground for 31 years, and it was not until a half dozen years later that Ciba-Geigy was ordered to begin cleaning efforts. The badge is topped by an eagle and shows firefighting equipment in relief at its center.
VINTAGE: Circa 1950s.
SIZE: Approximately 2-5/16" in height and 1-3/4" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated brass with painted lettering.
ATTACHMENT: Vertical kick pin with drop-in locking swivel catch.
ITEM NOTES: This is from a medical collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VCJX11 LABJX10/11
CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): The badge has some very light wear only.
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.