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Ribbon badge

Object Number: 
1940.890
Date: 
ca.1893
Medium: 
Silk, brass, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 16.5 x 6.4 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
printed label at back of ribbon: printed "C.G. BRAXMAR,/ BADGES AND MEDALS,/ 47 CORTLANDT ST., N.Y."
Description: 
Red silk ribbon badge with rectangular brass pin at top inscribed "DELEGATE" topped with fire helmet and flanked by images of ladders and horns; brass key suspended from pin at either end by metal rings; at center of key, metal clam shell suspended by single ring. Ribbon printed with gold "N.Y.S.F.A./ CONEY ISLAND/ AUG. 1893."; fringed bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Harold Riker Applegate
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group