GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.
Nice, Ca. 1951 NH Public Utilities Comm. Boat Inspector Badge by S. M. Spencer Co.
ARTIFACT: Nice circa 1951 New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission Boat Inspector Badge with a nice S. M. Spencer maker's plaque on reverse. The center of the badge depicts the state seal and surrounding it reads: "SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 1776" in embossed lettering. The badge is topped with a spread wing, bowed head, eagle and the badge reads: "INSPECTOR PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION NEW HAMPSHIRE" in black painted details and the base of the badge reads: "BOAT". The reverse maker's plate reads: "S. M. SPENCER MFG. CO. BOSTON". No longer under the public utilities commission's jurisdiction, boat inspection is now under the Department of Safety. This is a direct ancestral lineage badge for New Hampshire DOS Safety, Service, and Marine Patrol.
VINTAGE: Circa 1951
SIZE: Approximately 2 ½" x 1 5/8"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Chrome plated brass, black paint
ATTACHMENT: Vertical kick pin with drop in forked locking catch
MARKINGS: "S. M. SPENCER MFG. CO. BOSTON"
ITEM NOTES: This is from a police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBEJX15 LFEJX9/15 STVFEJX4/17 RPBEJX17 NLEGEX6/17
CONDITION: 8- (Very FineExcellent): The badge shows minor to moderate surface wear, nearly all the plating details remain intact, overall excellent condition.