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Object Name Badge
Date ca. 1874-1905
Description Metal fireman's badge from Medora Hook & Ladder Company No. 3. Silver-colored metal badge in Maltese cross shape. Circular central medallion has raised image of a ladder truck and the letters "N.S. / F.D." (for North Shore Fire Department); upper and lower portions of the cross are inscribed "MEDORA / 3"; left portion of cross has raised hook and ladder image and right portion has a raised image of a hydrant. Reverse has a pin attachment. Badge measures 2.125 inches high x 2.125 inches wide.
(Keywords: Firefighter, NSFD, New York)
Ownership and History Medora Hook & Ladder 3 was organized in 1868 in Port Richmond and relocated after 1870 to West New Brighton. It was considered part of the North Shore Fire Department from the formation of the department in 1874. The company's fire station later became the home of FDNY Ladder 79 (previously known as Hook and Ladder 104) and Battalion 22, at 1189 Castleton Avenue, West New Brighton, Staten Island.
Earliest Date 1874
Latest Date 1905
Subjects Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Catalog Number X98.1258
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
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