Paterson N.J. Fire Dept. badges

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My non-exempt Jackson Steam Engine Co. #4 badge arrived and took it's place in line. Still waiting on my non-exempt Eagle Hook & Ladder Co. #1 badge deal to get done, but Covid-19 is screwing that up, the hunt continues...

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This is way better than going to a museum! Wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing that with us!
 

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This is way better than going to a museum! Wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing that with us!

I'd even guess more complete as well...
 
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I'd even guess more complete as well...
You are correct, I have the largest collection of Paterson F.D. badges anywhere, in fact last year I gave the Paterson Museum the first style badge that came out in 1862 that predates this style, they didn't have one in their collection.
 
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Not a F.D. item but a pretty cool item from the Paterson P.D.

VERY HAPPY to see this pop up on Ebay and that the seller made a mistake listing it, after contacting her she made a change and I swooped right in and bought it. Not sure if that holder is original, but if it is the PBA card and holder are 100 years old. I don't have much from the P.P.D., most of it I sell, but I think I'll be holding onto this for a while just because of the great case for the card...


1920 United States Federal Census


Name: Frank Kearney
Age: 47
Birth Year: about 1873
Birthplace: Ireland
Street: 518 Main Street
Immigration Year: 1890
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Martha Kearney
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Native Tongue: Irish
Occupation: Policeman
Industry: City Government
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Naturalization Status: Naturalized
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes


Household Members:
Name.........................Age
Frank Kearney.............47
Martha Kearney...........45
Josephine Bosch.........22
Henry J. Kearney.........21
Frank Kearney.............18
Katie Kearney..............15
Elizabeth Kearney........13
John Kearney.................1

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The Eagle H&L #1 non exempt badge arrived, I am getting ever closer to having a complete set of these shield shaped badges...

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Added a really nice Passaic Valley Volunteer Hose Co. badge from West Paterson, it will go great with my other W.P. badges...

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looks like the first P.V.V.Co badge was dug. Man that would be cool to see in the hole. Nice collection has gotten bigger for sure.
 
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looks like the first P.V.V.Co badge was dug. Man that would be cool to see in the hole. Nice collection has gotten bigger for sure.
It was actual soot from fires that was cleaned off so you could read the badge...
 
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Man what an impressive collection! I'm sure your Patterson bottle collection is every bit as impressive (but probably takes up a little more space). Good luck getting the other badges you need.
 
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Great looking collection of fire memorabilia for sure. We have talked on the forum here before. I have a 1921 Gamewell Fire Box pull station that I'm looking to have restored. I'm a retired Firefighter.
 
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Finally got all 18 of my PFD shield badges in a pic, I haven't seen one come up anywhere I've been searching for 15 months. Still looking for #1 & #2 Hose badges, the search continues...
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UPDATED, UPDATED, UPDATED, UPDATED !!!!

EXTREMELY HAPPY I was able to make a trade for these 4 FD badges, two of which are Paterson badges/medals, it's an early Christmas present to myself. The 3 gold suspension badges are ones that world renowned FD collector Jim Piatti had showed me while I was at his house, but we didn't come to an agreement on them as I was doing research on Bakelaar and Borneman to make sure these were actually Paterson badges. By the time I got back to him they had already sold, AND as it turns out, both the Bakelaar and Borneman were PASSAIC NJ firefighters.

The Engine #3 badge is one I already have, but mine has a different style #3 than the one on the left. Once I have them together I will decide which one to keep and which one to pass along to another collector. I got extremely lucky buying a group of Very Early Clifton FD badges, 4 of which were gold, so the trade was able to be made, both of us are very happy with what we ended up with.

The blue enamel on the Passaic #1 badge will be repaired.

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