Fire Service Long Service Bar for 25 Years

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SKU: 02.BRU.0105.101.01.000

Estimated market value:

$125 USD

  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 25 Years
  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 25 Years
  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 25 Years
  • Fire Service Long Service Bar for 25 Years

Estimated market value:

$125 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Makers
    Gustav Hanneck, Braunschweig
  • Composition
    Silver/Gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: XXV JAHRE DIENSTZEIT
  • Size
    43x35mm

Physical Description and Item Details


A rectangular bar constructed of silver and attached to a ribbon bar of blue and yellow stripes. The obverse center bears an ovular medallion constructed of gilded silver, with a Brunswick stead. The medallion is topped with a crown and beneath is a helmet with a ladder on each side. The bar is inscribed with "XXV JAHRE DIENSTZEIT".

History


The Fire Service Long Service Bar was founded on November 28, 1887 by Prince Albrecht of Prussia, who was acting as regent of Brunswick at the time. The bar was conferred upon members of voluntary Fire Brigades who had rendered meritorious service for a period of at least 25 years. Recipients of the Fire Service Long Service Bar were permitted to wear the bar after leaving the fire department. The bar did not have to be returned upon the recipient's death.

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