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ARTIFACT: Nice 1897 Franklin, New Jersey Fire Annual Fire Parade Ribbon by Whitehead and Hoag in Newark, NJ. The red ribbon is embellished with silver lettering which reads: "MEMBER ANNUAL PARADE FRANKLIN FIRE DEPT." and in the center shows the firefighters emblem and beneath it reads: "FRANKLIN, NEW JERSEY SEPTEMBER 30TH, 1897. The reverse of the ribbon bar reads "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. BADGE MAKERS NEWARK, N. J." and still shows the paper maker's label fully intact and in part it reads: "The Whitehead & Hoag Co. Badges, Buttons, Banners, and Advertising Novelties Newark, New Jersey" and features a blue ink stamp that reads: "UNION LABEL TYPOGRAPHICAL NEWARK, NO. 105". This parade ribbon came along with a circa 1890's Franklin, New Jersey Fire Department Badge (see link below).
VINTAGE: Circa 1897
SIZE: Approximately 6 ??" x 2 ??"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Ribbon, paper, brass
ATTACHMENT: Stick pin
MARKINGS: "MAIN OFFICE & FACTORY NEWARK, N. J.", "BADGE BAR PAT'D OCT 18TH, 1892. MARCH 7TH, 1893. WAVING FLAG, JUNE 14TH, 1892. MEDALLION PATENTED JUNE 12TH, 1894 ??? 1896. RIMLESS MEDALLION 1896. MEDALLION MARCH 5TH, 1895. JUNE 12TH, 1894. DESIGNS NOV. 27TH, 1894. DEC 4TH, 1894. DEC. 11TH, 1894. OTHER PATENTS PENDING"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a fire and rescue collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEX14 LHEX6/15
CONDITION: 8- (Very Fine - Excellent): The ribbon shows minor to moderate age and storage wear, there are a couple tiny holes, possibly pin holes and do not detract, the reverse shows the paper label in its complete form.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.