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Object Name Badge
Date 1894-1915
Description Metal fireman's badge from New Dorp Hook & Ladder Company No. 1. Silver-colored metal badge in Maltese cross shape. Circular central medallion has raised number "38" in center; upper and lower portions of the cross are inscribed "NEW DORP / H. & L. CO. NO.1"; left and right portions of the cross have a raised image of a hydrant and a crossed hook and ladder. Reverse has a pin fastener. Reverse has stamped mark: "THE / C.G. BRAXMAR CO / 10 / MAIDEN LANE / N.Y." Badge measures 1.75 inches high x 1.75 inches wide. The C. G. Braxmar Company was founded in 1879 by Charles Braxmar. The firm produced many badges for fire departments and other agencies.
(Keyword: Firefighter, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Lucille K. LaVaud
Ownership and History The badge belonged to Henry S. LaVaud, Jr., a volunteer firefighter with New Dorp Hook & Ladder Co. No. 1. The company was organized 1894 and disbanded in 1915. Henry S. LaVaud, Jr. was the son of Henry Seguine LaVaud (b. 1853) and Imogene Hodge LaVaud. The badge was presented to the Staten Island Historical Society by his daughter, Lucille K. LaVaud.
Earliest Date 1894
Latest Date 1915
Maker C.G. Braxmar Co.
Subjects Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Associated People LaVaud, Henry S., Jr.
Catalog Number 80.004.0004
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
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