Boston Fire Department Badge in Case

Collection Type

  • Ephemera

Date

1910-1940

GUSN

GUSN-310849

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

Descriptive Terms

badges
metal
leather
Insignia
Badge, Insignia
Badge, Fire
Badge, Fire

Inscription

"Charles H. Watkins. Boston. F.D. Bostonia, Condita, A.D. 1630"

Additional Identification Number

1299.143

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Personal Symbols; Status Symbols

Dimensions

3 3/8 x 2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.143.1-.2

Places

United States