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Object Name Badge, Cap
Catalog Number 1996.47.4
Maker N.S. Meyer, Inc.
Date 1940-1960
Material(s) Brass/Enamel
Dimensions H-1.5 W-1.75 inches
Description This is a hat badge from the Kentucky Military Institute. The piece is oval in shape and is made of brass. The piece has a wreath along the edge with the word "KENTUCKY" on a scroll along the bottom edge. On the front center is a circular enameled disk with the inscription "CHARACTER MAKER THE MAN" along the edge with a background of yellow enameling. In the center is a set of crossed rifles with the letters "K M/ I"in front of a blue background. The back has a center post that is threaded and has a screw on backing. The back also has two side posts. The maker's mark reads "N.S. MEYER INC./ NEW YORK" and is located beneath the center post with a shield at the left.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People N.S. Meyer, Inc.
Farmer, William P.
Subjects Badges
Military schools
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS