A wonderful medal by Bastian Bros. Co. for firemen. This medal has an old fire or water truck on the front. There is a banner embracing the truck with “The Fireman’s Assoc. Penna.” Below the truck is reads, “53rd Convention Oct. 4-6, 1982.” The bottom banner reads, “Lancaster Pa.”
The bottom of the medal has a picture of George Washington with “1732” and “1932” on each side of his head. The top banner reads, “Washington.” Below the profile, is a military emblem with a sword inside a shield and stars across the shield.
On the back-top portion it reads, “Bastian Bros. Co. – Rochester N.Y.” This forms a circle of around “M.P.B.P.I.U.”
On the back-bottom portion it reads, “George Washington Member of Friendship Fire Company, Alexander, V.A.- 1703.” Below is the initial’s “M.P.B.P.I.U.” Then below this is reads, “Bastian Bros. Co. – Rochester N.Y.”
The pin and early vintage clasp are in excellent working condition. The red ribbon is straight-pinned to the second pin/clasp. It is a beautiful collectable in brass. The metal portions are in excellent vintage condition.
Measurements are approximate: Length- 4 ¼”; Width- 2” at widest point