This Great Northern Railway hat badge is attractive with the word CONDUCTOR in scrolling cursive below GREAT NORTHERN RY in an arc above it The metal is brass.
SIZE Is 3-1/4 inches across, slightly smaller than many cap badges. It retains its graceful curve to fit across the hat front, with the top crest 1-3/8 inches tall.
CONDITION: The "halos" around both attachment holes document use, as do the color variations across the surface. There are no bends or splits, but there are light marks all over - surface-only scuffs, bumps and rubs. The black fill in the lettering is strong and clear.
There is no back marking on this badge.
Background from Wikipedia: The Great Northern Railway was an American Class I railroad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, its route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the United States. It was in existence from 1889 until 1970, headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota. At its height it was a massive operation that ran in the U. S. states of California, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Manitoba. In 1970, the Great Northern Railway merged with three other railroads to form the Burlington Northern Railroad.
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