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Old 07-30-2020, 05:59 PM
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Lightbulb Old Badge? Eagle on top: Solved!

I found this unusual looking badge that says W.H.F.D across the top and TRUSTED At the bottom. There is an eagle atop. Unfortunately most of what looks like an intricate emblem is missing.

I thought maybe the FD stood for fire department, which would make sense with trusted at the bottom but there is no town around here that I could see WH Standing for. hoping to draw on the experience of this forum. Any feedback or ideas are welcome. This is in upstate NY.
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Old 07-30-2020, 06:31 PM
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Looks like I posted too soon. A little more cleaning revealed the bottom in fact says trustee. Itís a 19th century ford department badge. Hereís one in museum quality:
https://americanhistory.si.edu/colle...t/nmah_1381216

Looks like this new area has a lot of potential, Iíll be back for sure. Judging by the picture maybe I could clean this one up better. Any advice?
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:28 PM
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Nice find! I have a feeling you will be posting more finds from this site! GL and HH!

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Old 08-01-2020, 09:52 AM
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That is a nice dig! One of my all time favorite MD finds is an old FD badge. Maybe Washington Heights?
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