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    Jul 2005
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    "Licensed Hack" Badge ???

    Several days ago EARTHWORKS dug this cool "badge" from an 1850's estate in upstate NY. Reverse still has the pin attached. Anyone ever seen this style before? Any history about them? Age perhaps? Thanks!!
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    ca
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    A pic of the back might help us I.D. and date this badge for your friend.

    'Hack' might mean... "A car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money." - Taxi License?

    Dave
    Last edited by ANTIQUARIAN; Aug 27, 2019 at 06:30 AM. Reason: Definition added
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    The back is blank and only has the "pin" used to attach it to a uniform?
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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoingDown View Post

    The back is blank and only has the "pin" used to attach it to a uniform?
    The style of pin used and how it was soldered can help to date it.
    Also, 'professional' badges of this quality will often have the makers name stamped into the back.
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Those early badges generally refer to horse drawn transportation for hire. Very cool find!
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    Jul 2005
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    As soon as I get the reverse pic I'll post immediately .... so cool that it may be during "horse drawn transportation"!! It was on the side of the estate's (1850s) original very long dirt driveway ... where carriages certainly were used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Chauffeurs badge

    It would be more akin to a taxi driver than a chauffeur.
    “It is best as one grows older to strip oneself of possessions, to shed oneself downward like a tree, to be almost wholly earth before one dies.”

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    mx
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    I read a lot of old books, and in horse days they used the word hack to describe a street vehicle that took passengers.

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    Jul 2005
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    Bodge BACK

    After cleaning the back ... and the dirt away the pin disintegrated ... and there appears to be NO makers mark.
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    Where in upstate NY was it found? Based on my brief Google search, most municipalities stamped their names on their badges. Yours doesn't identify a city or state, which I find curious.
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    King William III Copper (1695-1703) Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
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    In the mid hudson valley, ny

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    Very nice. A cool piece.
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    Oooh! A shiney thing! Can I put it in my nest?

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    ca
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoingDown View Post

    After cleaning the back ... and the dirt away the pin disintegrated ... and there appears to be NO makers mark.
    Thank you for posting the back of this piece.
    This type of attachment pin indicates your friend's badge is from the late 19thc.

    A very early and unique find GD,
    Dave
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    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
    ― John Wayne

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    Quote Originally Posted by piegrande View Post
    I read a lot of old books, and in horse days they used the word hack to describe a street vehicle that took passengers.
    Correct. Hack is short for 'hackney'. Originally a horse for hire for regular riding (as opposed to a work/plow horse), later used to describe a vehicle/carriage/wagon for hire to carry passengers or freight. In more modern times 'Hack' describes a taxi or taxi driver.

    As stated, the badge appears to be late 19th C. The wires on the back were used to attach it to a hat.
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