Courtemanche No. 658, I.O.F. (Independent Order of Foresters) Hartford Connecticut. 8 1/4" long overall, with stamped brass & celluloid fittings and with silver & brass metallic fringe at the bottom. This one is reversible, blue on one side with a celluloid pendant hanging on a red white and blue ribbon, black on the other for funeral processions. Condition is fair on the blue side and very good on the black side. The front is soiled and may have gotten wet, there is the usual darkening of the fringe on the bottom. Makers card sewn in between the ribbons is "Whitehead & Hoage Co." and has some loss from being stuck to one of the ribbons. Same makers mark on the back of the pendant but also has a patent date of June 12 ‘04.
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