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    Worker's badge found, canít figure out the company

    I dug this today on an 1876 property in NE Ohio. At the bottom is "Buffalo," which may mean the worker was from Buffalo, New York. The badge background was blue. Iíve googled as many combinations of the letters to find an image, but to no avail. The oblong circle appears to be a fish with a tail at the top rear, but I even took it as the letter O in my search combinations. Maybe someone from NW New York has an idea where this might have come from. If not, it shall remain a mysterious enigma!

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    FA & Co or AF & Co is what it looks like to me.
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    I agree with ffuries about the AF & Co. It definitely had a blue enamel background. The C for Co. can be seen intersected by the right leg of the A, which is the dominant letter. The number 1060 could indicate a hotel room number, except I see no way or device the attach a key to it. What does the back side look like?
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    I hate this style of logo -- too hard to figure out.
    But here's what I see: A - C - F and Co.
    The "C" is that clamshell looking thing that opens from the right.
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    You guys are struggling the same way I have. Now I don’t feel so bad.

    The back has a place where a fastener of some sort was brazed or soldered on, and only the outline shape of the fastener's base is barely visible. This most likely was an employee badge with the employee number 1060 clearly stamped in. As was said, this is a tough combination of letters/symbols to decipher.
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    I see acf, caf, afc, fac, cfa or fca & co...the "o" for "co" has its own little c partially hidden by the A.
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    This could possibly be an employee badge from the American Car and Foundry Co. They had a Buffalo facility and also a plant in Minerva, OH. Maybe this employee transferred? I couldn't find any employee badges on google to match yours but they did appear to use a four number format for employees. Also their current logo is a different font and style, however, I found an old book they published in 1919 that showed a logo similar to yours. EDIT: Ok, I kept digging and found an employee badge from the Terre Haute Plant. Circa 1920's which is almost identical to yours. Cool find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by garren View Post
    This could possibly be an employee badge from the American Car and Foundry Co. They had a Buffalo facility and also a plant in Minerva, OH. Maybe this employee transferred? I couldn't find any employee badges on google to match yours but they did appear to use a four number format for employees. Also their current logo is a different font and style, however, I found an old book they published in 1919 that showed a logo similar to yours. EDIT: Ok, I kept digging and found an employee badge from the Terre Haute Plant. Circa 1920's which is almost identical to yours. Cool find!

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    Great ID. It's funny how you look at a relic piece and can't make out the letters, but when you see one in great condition the letters jump out at you.
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    Awesome, garren! Thanks for the research effort. I’ve been down for the count after injuring my back (L-5) on 8/13, and haven’t felt like continuing the research or anything else. Finally feeling better and able to walk without pain, and looking forward to sharing this information with the property manager.

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    I see acf, caf, afc, fac, cfa or fca & co...the "o" for "co" has its own little c partially hidden by the A.
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    Great I'd hope you recover quickly Joe
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    That was indeed a great i.d. Good job!
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