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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
Insignia
Military schools
Search Terms Kentucky Military Institute (KMI)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS