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Object Name Badge
Date ca. 1881-1920
Description Metal fireman's badge from Oceanic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1. Brass-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 "OCEANIC / 1"; left portion of cross has raised hook and ladder image and right portion has a raised image of a hydrant. Reverse has hinge and clasp for a pin attachment (pin missing). Badge measures 2.125 inches high x 2.125 inches wide.
(Keywords: Firefighter, NSFD, New York)
Acquisition From John Scasny
Ownership and History Oceanic Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 of Travis, Staten Island was established in 1881. (At that time, the town was known as Linoleumville, home of the first linoleum factory in America.) Oceanic Hook & Ladder still occupies its historic fire station at 4010 Victory Boulevard. It is one of two remaining volunteer fire companies on Staten Island as of 2011.

Earliest Date 1881
Latest Date 1920
Subjects Fire fighters
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Personal Symbol
Catalog Number A36.0191
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
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