That is the federal shield with 13 stars representing the original 13 colonies. Widely used over a pretty long period of history in both military and civilian design. Will be a hard one to pin down where this came from
To give you and idea of how big a date range, the design was submitted to congress in 1782 I think and accepted that day. so we can assume use came sometime shortly after. I have seen common use in design in objects well into the 1900s. so easily a 150 or so years of fairly common use.