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1958 Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health, Westboro Nurse Graduation Pin
ARTIFACT: 1958 Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Westboro Nurse graduation gold-filled pin by Dorrety in Boston. The center of the badge features a the State Seal of Massachusetts in nice relief detail. Surrounding are enameled segments of maroon and white and reads: "WESTBORO MASS. DEPT. OF MENTAL HEALTH" within the maroon and "GRADUATE PRACTICAL NURSE" in white. The reverse features the initials "M. E. N. 1958" and a maker's mark which reads: "DORRETY FILLED BOSTON
VINTAGE: Circa 1926
SIZE: Approximately 1" x 1"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold filled enamel
ATTACHMENT: Horizontal pin with drop in locking catch
MARKINGS: "DORRETY FILLED BOSTON"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Nursing Graduation Pin collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAJX15 LADEX9/15
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Pin shows minor to moderate wear and tarnish, enamel blemish near the last 'H' in "HEALTH", period replacement to catch, overall very fine condition.