Collection of 5 buttons & 2 medals on card

Object Number: 
INV.10647
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Metal, paper, silver
Dimensions: 
Overall (medals): 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm) Overall (pin back buttons): 7/8 in. (2.2 cm) Overall (pin 1): 1 x 7/8 in. (2.5 x
Marks: 
printed at back of button 1: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./ ALLIED PRINTING/ UNION LABEL/ TRADES/ COUNCIL/ NEWARK, N.J./ PATENTED/ JULY 17, 1894/ APRIL 14, 1896. JULY 21, 1896." inscribed at back of button 2: "BALDWIN & GLEASON CO. L'./ 58/ RE
Description: 
Pin back button (1) with central image of helmet, axe, ladder and trumpet painted on coated paper with metal back; button (2) with central image of hands shaking printed on coated paper; printed around center in blue on white ground "UNITED/ WE STAND/ DIVIDED/ WE FALL"; "SHORTER/ HOURS/ BETTER/ PAY"; and around border in red "INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF STATIONARY FIREMEN/ ORGANIZED DEC 1898." Button (3) with central image of grouping of firefighting objects in red and blue on white ground on coated paper within fire hose border; printed "MEMBER/ INCORPORATED/ 18/ 73"; printed in blue around border "FIREMENS ASSOCIATION STATE OF NEW YORK." Circular metal pin (1) with central image of fire helmet encircled by fire hose; inscribed "HERKIMER/ 1891" on front and "F.A.S.N.Y" at back. Pin (2) in form of fire helmet; metal. Identical struck silver medals with obverse showing central image of cougar encircled by fire hose within cartouch; inscribed "OUR CELEBRATED BRANDS/ TRADE MARK/ FABRIC FIRE HOSE CO./ 13 & 15/ PARK ROW/ NEW YORK/ RUBBER LINED/ COTTON FIRE HOSE"; two flags extend from each side of center inscribed "UNIQUE/ PATROL/ KEYSTONE/ ARROW"; reverse has image of five story building with inscription "NEW YORK/ HEADQUARTERS/ FABRIC/ FIRE HOSE/ COMPANY/ 15 PARK ROW 13"; inscribed around edge "FABRIC FIRE HOSE CO. 13 & 15 PARK ROW, N.Y."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group