World's Fair Needle Booklet
World's Fair Thimble
Thimble distributed by "Taylor-Pork Roll".
Size: 7/8" high by 5/8"
The Taylor Provision Company was located within the Food South Pavilion.
The old company had chosen a Colonial inn as the setting for the Exhibit of the "Taylor Pork Roll", a food product that originated in Colonial days and has been made ever since by the same firm.
World's Fair Pillow
Yours for a Song
World's Fair Hot Plate
World's Fair Key Case
World's Fair Fan
World's Fair Carpet Sweeper
World's Fair Fire Department Badge???
Dr. Brooks wrote:
My spouse is an ardent flea market/antique shop denizen. This weekend she brought home a Fire Department cap badge which is puzzling us both. It is a standard cap badge but clearly has the 1939 World's Fair emblem in the center. Being a firefighter and having seen many of these badges, it seems unusual and not like those featured in the write up of the 55th Battalion. I wonder if it could have been a mock up or a fine fake. And why it would be in the Nova Scotia area is a big puzzle.
I sent the photo and Doc's e-mail to Gary Urbanowicz, a New York Fire Department Historian, here's his reply:
I think it might either be an unauthorized badge made by someone associated with the NYWF FD or a prototype. First, the Trylon and Perisphere are somewhat irregular and not like those used on the legitimate badges. Second, there is no 1939 NYWF trademark on the rear. At both NYWF's the WF Corporation(s) were VERY rigid on applying the trademark on the rear of badges. Third, the photo we have of a Fire Guard shows a different emblem on his hat. Certainly, the FDNY did not have or use any such badge. Any association with the NYWF would be with its "Fire Guard."
Let me know if you have any more insight or comments about the badge.
Posted on June 14, 2012