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Boston Fire Department Badge in Case

2015.62.143.1-.2 (RS223012)

Description

Boston Fire Department badge belonging to Charles H. Watkins (1886-1957) [.1]. The badge allowed Watkins to pass fire lines. The badge is gold-plated and bears the seal of the city of Boston. In brown leather case [.2] with two snap closures.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1910-1940
Inscriptions
"Charles H. Watkins. Boston. F.D. Bostonia, Condita, A.D. 1630"
Material
leather
metal
Object type
Personal Symbols; Status Symbols
Places
United States
Descriptive terms
Badge, Fire
Badge, Insignia
badges
Insignia
leather
metal
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2015.62.143.1-.2
Credit Line
Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust
GUSN
310849

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