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Scarce 1960's New York State Dept. of Mental Hygiene Security Services Officer Badge
ARTIFACT: Scarce 1960's New York State Department of Mental Hygiene Safety Services officer badge, well used by Bastian Bros. Co in Rochester, New York. The center of the badge shows the State Seal of New York and around it reads: "STATE OF NEW YORK". The top of the badge features an eagle with wings spread and head bowed with "OFFICER" just below. The body of the badge is starburst-like shaped and the outer blue enamel ring reads: "DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HYGIENE SAFETY SERVICES" and the very bottom shows the number: "517".
VINTAGE: Circa 1960's
SIZE: Approximately 2-3/4" x 2-1/4"
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Gilt chrome plated brass, enamel
ATTACHMENT: Vertical pin with drop in locking swivel catch
MARKINGS: Union and maker marks, see photo
ITEM NOTES: This is from a police and law enforcement collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. TRVAJEX TRABX16 LAGEX10/16
CONDITION: 5+ (Fine-): The badge shows moderate to heavy wear, some of the gilt and enamel details remain intact, overall fine condition.