Fire Badge "Baldwin Hose 4"

Description
This badge likely belonged to a member of Hose Company No. 4 located in Baldwin, New York. The badge takes the form of a twisted hose with nozzle in the shape of a figure 8, with a fire helmet at its start. The hose reads “BALDWIN HOSE 4” in raised letters. This badge was likely a decorative pin worn on a lapel.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
badge, fireman's
date made
late 19th century
maker
unknown
Physical Description
nickel plated brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 1.905 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
2005.0233.1375
accession number
2005.0233
catalog number
2005.0233.1375
subject
Work
Firefighting Collection
Fire Badges
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Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Fire Badges
Firefighting Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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