E Museum

Item: Badge, Hat, Enameled, with pin back

Number: EC – 0000153A

Description: This is a brass with enamel inlay, Kemper hat badge with pin back and soldered keeper. The badge was issued from 1892 until 1894 and was intended for wear on the U.S. Model M-1872 forage cap. This is the only known surviving example of this hat badge. The maker is unknown, there are no hallmarks or inscriptions indicating its point of manufacture.

Donor: Mr. Charles P Malone, Boonville, Missouri