Unknown 14k Gold Emblem Necklace

SeeTurtle

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Found this cleaning out my grandparents house. Seems to be Bangor Punta branded with a Smith & Wesson logo. It has my great grandfather's name on it but I have no clue what it is. I've searched everywhere with no luck. I'm not looking to sell it but does anyone happen to know what it is and it's approximate value?
 

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Not sure if it's an early boat builder or an Aircraft related.
Got two different answers
Here's a similar
I saw that as well. It looks like Bangor Punta makes the necklaces for different brands. This one has a Smith & Wesson logo, who makes guns
 

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Welcome to Tnet.

Nice piece of family history to have.

Bangor Punta was a huge American conglomerate, formed in 1964 and based in Greenwich, Connecticut. They bought Smiith & Wesson from the Wesson family in 1965 and diversified it into accessories such as holsters, as well as law enforcement equipment such as handcuffs and breathalysers. They also bought Piper Aircraft from the Piper family in 1969 as well as a number of other well-known companies across a diverse range of markets. The Bangor Punta Corporation was bought by Lear Siegler, Inc. in 1984.

That’s clearly a Smith & Wesson logo on the pendant, so will be between 1965-1984. Those with a Piper logo will be from between 1969-1984.

I don’t know what these pendants were for, but they look to me like the kind of thing that might be given to employees as service awards or for sales achievements.
 

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Found this cleaning out my grandparents house. Seems to be Bangor Punta branded with a Smith & Wesson logo. It has my great grandfather's name on it but I have no clue what it is. I've searched everywhere with no luck. I'm not looking to sell it but does anyone happen to know what it is and it's approximate value?
Nice!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

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