Fire Badge "Monhagan Cataract Goshen"

Description
This commemorative medal was made to celebrate an 1889 trip of the Monhagan Hose Company of Middletown, New York, to visit the Cataract Engine & Hose Company No. 1 of Goshen, New York. The medal seen in object 2005.0233.1587 commemorates a trip by the Cataract Engine & Hose Company to the Monhagan Hose Company in Morristown, suggesting the visits may have been an annual event. This badge consists of three horizontal metal cartouches hanging vertically, linked by chains, with a small gold tassel at the bottom. The cartouches read “MONHAGAN/CATARACT/GOSHEN 1889.”
Location
Currently not on view
date made
late 19th century
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 in x 2 in; 10.16 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2005.0233.1291
accession number
2005.0233
catalog number
2005.0233.1291
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
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Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Work
Fire Badges
Firefighting Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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