Ca 1920s-1930s Western Union Agent Hat Badge Numbered 4

Ca 1920s-1930s Western Union Agent Hat Badge Numbered 4

Code: comtg10001

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ARTIFACT: This is a Western Union agent hat badge (number 4) from the 1920s-1930s. The badge is in a geometric shape painted in yellow and blue and is slightly concave. Western Union was born in 1856, although it had been operating for five years already under the name New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company.

VINTAGE: Circa 1920s-1930s.

SIZE: About 1-7/16" in height and 2-15/16" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold-plated brass with painted areas.

ATTACHMENT: Single screw post with disc backing.

MARKINGS: METAL (? : possibly ARTS ROCH.) NEW YORK with maker's mark.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an early telegraph company collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX02 LAIEX8/10 SAGEX3/16

CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): Badge has a moderate amount of paint worn away and light to medium tarnishing.

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