Beautiful 1926 Los Angeles Police Series 5 Detective Lieutenant Police Lines / Juice Badge #553
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Beautiful 1926 Los Angeles Police Series 5 Detective Lieutenant Police Lines / Juice Badge #553

Code: pdgca00553ld


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ARTIFACT: This is a Beautiful circa 1926 Los Angeles Police Detective Lieutenant Badge "Series 5" #553 by Carl Entenmann JLY.CO (Jewelry Company). 


Original Large Tube Type C Catch, and wire "Rivets", point to an early manufacture, circa 1925-26. 

This is an early, low-numbered example of the "Juice" Badge, that is perhaps more appropriately a "Police Lines" badge in this case, as it was given to the publisher and main reporter, of a 1920's publication known as the Los Angeles Chronicle. 

In the images attached to this listing, you will see the original issuance card for the badge, showing the early issuance of the badge, August 11th, 1926, and the name of the issuee: Richard S. Sparks, his address of 316 Burn Building and Chronicle (for the Los Angeles Chronicle). We do not have this card, but it is in the records at the Los Angeles Police Department Museum.

Because of the ubiquitous name of the Burn Building, being that of ANY building that ANY Fire Department chooses to burn down, it is next to impossible to find information on where exactly this building was in Los Angeles. And the Los Angeles Chronicle is equally as difficult to locate info on, but we did find ONE article from the March 24th 1928 edition of the Los Angeles Evening Post... image is attached). 

The connection of Mr. Sparks to his father, Robert S. Sparks, longtime Los Angeles City Government employee and City Council Member does also add a degree of "being connected", but, whether this badge is a Police Lines or Juice badge, it still has a great spot in the history of Los Angeles during the Roaring 20's, and with its gorgeous condition, it would be difficult to find a better example of this badge, aside from one issued to an actual LAPD Lieutenant of Detectives. 


VINTAGE: Circa 1926.

SIZE: Approximately 3-5/16" in height x 2-7/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Heavy Gold plate possibly gold fill for gold front and gold wash on back with hard-fired blue enamel. The badge weighs in at a hefty 2.8oz / 78g.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with Original Large Tube Type C Catch, and Wire "Rivets".

MARKINGS:


CARL ENTENMANN JLY.CO.
LOS ANGELES, CAL.

ITEM NOTES: This is from a police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MGCGV21 LCDGEX10/29/21 SLBBGEX12/05/21 SBBGEX03/24/22

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine - Excellent): The badge shows minor to moderate wear, and gold plated & hard fired enamel detail remain intact. 

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