Incredible Ensemble Gold Silver Fire Badges ca 1850-1890 from Concord NH


Incredible Ensemble Gold Silver Fire Badges ca 1850-1890 from Concord NH

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Incredible Ensemble Gold Silver Fire Badges ca 1850-1890 from Concord NH:
$29995.00


ARTIFACT:
This is an Incredible Museum Grade Ensemble of Gold & Silver Fire Badges circa 1850's - 1890's from Concord New Hampshire, the State Capital. Four of the 5 badges were all purchased from a descendant of Chief Engineer (Later Fire Chief) William Clarence Green back in the early 2010's.
Included in this grouping are:
1850's - 1860's Eagle Hose Co. #1 Round Coin Silver Hand Engraved Badge with huge T Pin.
1870's Gold Presentation Assistant Engineer Badge from Eagle Hose Company #1 to Eventual Chief, then Captain Charles M. Lang. Great early abbreviation of Department: DEP'NT. A jeweler's interpretation of the Department Issue Badge of the period
1870's - 1880's "Working" LARGE Assistant Engineer Badge in Silver. with lovely T pin and still most of the Jeweler's Black in the Lettering.
1870's - 1890's "Working" Chief Engineer Badge in Gold Plated Silver, with the Name & Date of Every Chief from when the badge was made in 1870 through to the LAST Chief Engineer (the Title was changed to Chief circa 1900) in 1894:
John M. Hill July 1870Joseph L. Merrill Feb. 1875James N. Lauder Feb. 1876Charles M. Lang Sept. 1882John M. Hill Dec. 30 1882D B Newhall 1886G L Lovejoy 1886Dec. 10 '89 C A Davis Dec. 11 '94W. C. Green Dec. 1894
Finally, the STUNNING 1896 14K (Tested) Rose Gold with hard fired Red & Black enamel Presentation Badge to the Last Chief Engineer (and first Fire Chief), William Clarence Green, who was Chief from 1894 until he passed away 38 years later, still on the job, in 1932.
More information about Chief Green and the badges coming soon.
*Image 32 "1890s Cabinet Photo of Concord, New Hampshire Fire Chief" is NOT Included.
VINTAGE: 1850's - 1890's.
SIZE: Approximately Silver & Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Left side on the top): 2-11/16" in height x 2-1/8" in width. Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Center on the top): 2-11/16" in height x 2-1/8" in width. Silver Asst Engineer Badge (Right side on Top): 2-15/16" in height x 2-1/4" in width. Gold Asst Engineer Badge (Left side on bottom): 1-13/16" in height x 1-9/16" in width. EHC1 Siver Badge (Left side on bottom): 1-3/16" in diameter.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Silver & Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Left side on the top): Gold plated Silver and engraved on Back. Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Center on the top): Gold with Hard-Fired red and black enamel and engraved on back. Silver Asst Engineer Badge (Right side on Top): Silver, and Nickel findings with black painted lettering. Gold Asst Engineer Badge (Left side on bottom): Gold with Hard-Fired Black enamel. EHC1 Silver Badge: Engraved Silver.
ATTACHMENT: Silver & Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Left side on the top): Vertical T-pin with supported 'C' catch. Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Center on the top): Vertical T-pin with supported 'C' catch. Silver Asst Engineer Badge (Right side on Top): Vertical T-pin with 'C' catch. Gold Asst Engineer Badge (Left side on bottom): Vertical T-pin with 'U shape cup' style catch. EHC1 Silver Badge: Horizontal T-pin with 'c' catch.
MARKINGS: Silver & Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Left side on the top)
Gold Chief Engineer Badge (Center on the top)
ITEM NOTES: This is from a Firefighting Badge Collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. LBGIGEX07/16/23
CONDITION: 9- (Excellent+)
GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.

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