This is an old service pin issued by the Boys’ Club of America. The top portion has a pin back and on the front it reads; Twenty Five years. A piece of maroon ribbon is attached to the back of the pin and small pieces of chain hang from the bottom of the pin. Attached to the chain is a round medallion. In the center is the old symbol for the Boy’s Club with a keystone and a torch. Around the emblem it reads; Boys’ Clubs of America and across the top it reads; Meritorious Service. A laurel garland is on the lower half. Engraved on the back is the apparent recipient of this piece; C.W. Marwedel Feb. 5-1947. (I do not know if this is the same C.W. Marwedel that had a fine tool business in San Francisco or not).
The metal pieces are a dark bronze color and the metal in nonmagnetic. The back has the logo and name of the prestigious jewelers Dieges & Clust.
The pin measures about 1 ¼” wide and the medallion is about 1 ¼” in diameter. Overall it hangs about 2 3/8” long to the tips of the ribbon. It is in very good condition with minimal wear and no damage.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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