Silk, metal, paper, brass
Overall: 8 5/8 x 3 in. ( 21.9 x 7.6 cm )
White silk ribbon topped with pin-back badge printed in black "WARDEN" on coated paper and surrounded by four stars; surrounded by brass scalloped-edge rectangular frame. Ribbon printed in gold "BOARD OF/ FIRE WARDENS/ DOVER, N.J./ OCT. 4TH, 1898."; central image of star surmounting two crossed flags of red, white and blue applied silk ribbon; crossed batons beneath. Bottom of ribbon edged in metal fringe.
inscribed at back of top pin: "THE/ WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO./ NEWARK, N.J./ PAT. OCT. 18,92./ MAR. 7,93."
printed on top back of ribbon: "PAT. OCT. 18-1892-MAR. 7-1893."
printed on top front under badge: "THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG Co NEWARK, N.J."
printed on paper label at back: "MANUFACTURED BY/ The Whitehead & Hoag Co.,/ RIBBON, METAL AND CELLULOID BADGES,/ NEWARK, N.J./ Waving Flag Pat'd June 14, 1892./ Silk Bar Pat'd Oct. 18, 1892./ Ivory Enamel Bar Pat'd March 7, 1893./ OTHER BADGE PATENTS,/ March 13, 1888. June 10, 1890./ June 11, 1892. July 19, 1892. Aug. 2, 1892."
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