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Object Name Badge, Cap
Catalog Number 1976.80.02a
Maker N.S. Meyer, Inc.
Date 1900-1970
Material(s) Brass/Enamel
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.875 inches
Description This is an oval shaped metal cap badge from the Kentucky Military Institute. The badge has a dull gold background edged with three cannon balls at the top, oak leaf wreath on each side and an unfurled banner with "KENTUCKY" at the bottom. In the center there is a dark blue enamel circle inside a gold enamel circle enclosing the dull gold emblem of the school of crossed rifles and "K", "M" and "I". The gold enamel circle has raised metallic lettering that reads "CHARACTER MAKES THE MAN" followed by a blunted arrow symbol. There are two stabilizing pointed posts welded to the back on each side and a centered screw post with nut fastener attached. There is a raised hallmark and lettering on the back that reads "N.S. MEYER, INC./ NEW YORK" below the center screw post.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Badges
Military academies
Military schools
Military training
Military uniforms
Schools, Private
Search Terms Badges
Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Military Academy
military training
Military uniforms
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS