Collection of 2 pins: Firemen insignia

Object Number: 
INV.10649
Date: 
1894-1896
Medium: 
Metal, paper
Dimensions: 
Part (charm/pin): 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. (1.3 x 3.2 x 0.3 cm) Part (pin-back button): 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Marks: 
printed on back of button: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./ PATENTED/ JULY 17, 1894./ APRIL 14, 1896./ JULY 21, 1896." inscribed on back of charm/pin: "W. & H. CO. NEWARK, N.J."
Description: 
Pin back button with image of fireman painted at center on coated paper; printed "HOPE HOOK AND LADDER CO., No. 1/ YONKERS, N.Y." and under image "WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO., NEWARK, N.J."; printed on crimp "PAT. JULY 21, 1896." Metal charm/pin in shape of trumpet inscribed "TRUMPET" on front.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group