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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN WHARTON IMAXCY, OF AUSTIN, TEXAS.
DESIGN FOR A BADGE OR MEDAL.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Design No. 17,920, dated December 6, 1887.
Application filed November 4,18S7. Serial No. 251,339. Term of patent 3x years.
To all whom it may concern The reverse of the medal or badge is embel-
Be it known that I, JOHN WHlATON MAxcY, lished with a representation of the State capi-
a citizen of the United States, residing at Aus- tol of Texas, above and beneath which are
tin, in the county of Travis and State of Texas, suitable words.
5 have invented and produced a new and origi- This medal or badge has a suspending-bar 35
nal Design for Souvenir Badges or Military representing two military guns crossing each
Badges, of which the following is a specifica- other, the barrels of which are grasped by the
tion, reference being had to the accompanying claws of an eagle with outstretched wings, as
drawings, forming part thereof. represented in Fig.1 of the annexed drawings;
so Figure 1 is a view of the obverse of my new but this ornamentation may be dispensed with, 40
design for souvenir badges, and Fig. 2 is a if desired, or replaced by ornamentation of a
similar view of the reverse of the same. different character, as the leading feature of
My design has relation to souvenir badges my design consists in the obverse and reverse
in the nature of medals, as will be hereinafter sides of the badge or medal proper, as herein-
15 more fully set forth, before described. 45
As will be seen by reference to the accom- I claim-
panying drawings,the obverse of this medal or The design for the souvenir badge or medal
badge has in the center a circular field contain- herein shown and described, the same consist-
ing a portrait. This circular field also forms ing of a circular disk showing in its center a
20 the center of a five-pointed star, constituting circular field containing a portrait, said circu- 50
the emblem of the State of Texas, or the "Lone lar field also forming the center of the national
Star," as it is called. From the central cir- emblem of the State of Texas-to wit, a five-
cularfieldsmallerraysemanateinalldirections pointed star the points of which are confined
between the five points of the star, so as to fill within an outer circle-which forms,with the
25 out the space between the inner central field rim of the badge or medal proper, an annular 55
and a concentric ring or circle, which, with the band containing suitable words.
circular edge or rim of the badge proper, forms JNO. WHARTON MAXCY.
an annular space for any suitable words or date Witnesses:
in the upper half of this annular band, and in B. W. RANDOLPH,
30 the lower half part of the same a similar space. W. H. BELL.
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Maxcy, John Wharton. Design for a Badge or Medal., patent, December 6, 1887; [Washington D.C.]. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth171871/m1/2/: accessed October 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.