Ca.1912 Gasoline Engineer's Protective Association Member Badge From New York City
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Ca.1912 Gasoline Engineer's Protective Association Member Badge From New York City

Code: 0t69autgas00004gep

$265.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a ca.1912 Gasolene Engineer's Protective Association member's badge. This badge is from New York City. The badge depicts an eagle holding a ribbon in its beak, perched atop a device that may represent an early gasoline motor. The association was formed to help the police enforce the "Rules of the Road." The members of this group were all drivers of integrity that respected and followed the driving laws. Many of its members were chauffeurs who did their job to prevent "Joy rides" and drunk driving.

VINTAGE: Ca. 1912

SIZE: Approximately 1" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gold Plated Brass.

ATTACHMENT: Screwback pin.

MARKINGS: Obverse: "GASOLINE ENGINEER'S PROTECTIVE ASS'N. GEPA Reverse: "DIEGES & CLUST20 JOHN ST N.Y.

ITEM NOTES: This is from an Automobile collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBJX17 LBFEX02/17

CONDITION: 8 (Excellent-): Light wear on the badge, with some tarnish on both sides

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