1890-1910S SPRINGFIELD IL? FIREMAN SILVER TONE BADGE

WE HAVE THIS NICE INDIVIDUAL BADGE AND AN ADDITIONAL BADGE SET THAT WE ARE LISTING TONIGHT--PLEASE TAKE A LOOK AT THEM AND AS IS OUR CUSTOM, IF YOU HAVE MORE INFO TO ADD ON THE HISTORY JUST LET US KNOW AND WE WILL IMMEDIATELY POST IT!!

WE BELIEVE THIS BADGE TO HAVE BEEN FROM A LARGE "SPRINGFIELD" ESPECIALLY AS IT IS DENOTING AN "ENGINE 5"!! OUR RESEARCH INDICATES THE BADGE IS NOT FROM SPRINGFIELD, MA, AND THE MID-WEST SEEMS TO HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CIRCULAR FIRE BADGES. PARTICULARLY WE HAVE SOLD BADGES FROM ST. LOUIS, MO THAT WERE ROUND....

THIS SILVER TONE BADGE IS QUITE HEAVY AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION BEING MACHINE PRESSED WITH A PERIOD "SAFETY" LATCH-- THE BADGE IS 2" WIDE BY 2 1/2" TALL WITH AN OLD STYLE HIGH EAGLE HELMET AT THE TOP AND A HOSE WITH NOZZLE SURROUNDING THE MAIN PART OF THE BADGE -- THERE IS JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF USE WEAR ON THE TOP HELMET AS WOULD BE EXPECTED DUE TO THE AGE. MACHINE STAMPED "SPRINGFIELD FIREMAN FIRE DEPT." AT THE TOP, MIDDLE AND BOTTOM, IT HAS "ENG" AND "5" APPLIED IN BETWEEN--- ALL THE BLACK BACKGOUNDING IS INTACT. THE BADGE IS NOT HALLMARKED THAT WE CAN SEE. THIS BADGE HAS A NICE CIRCULAR SHAPE AND NICE "SAND" BACKGROUNDING AS SHOWN IN THE PICTURES. THERE IS NO RESERVE--- A GREAT HISTORIC BADGE FOR YOUR COLLECTION--

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