Design for a Badge or Medal. Metadata

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  • Main Title Design for a Badge or Medal.


  • Inventor: Maxcy, John Wharton
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: John Wharton Maxcy, of Austin, Texas; Jno. Wharton Maxcy


  • Witness: Randolph, B. W.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Witness: Bell, W. H.
    Contributor Type: Personal


  • Name: United States. Patent Office.
    Place of Publication: [Washington D.C.]


  • Creation: 1887-12-06
  • Acceptance Date: 1887-12-06
  • Submission Date: 1887-11-04


  • English


  • Content Description: Design patent for a round souvenir badge or medal that has an image of a star on the front with a portrait in the center, and rays emanating toward the outside edge used for text. The back of the medal has an image of the Texas state capitol and spaces for additional text. The design also includes a suspending-bar shaped as a bald eagle with spread wings, holding crossed rifles.
  • Physical Description: [2] p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Patents -- Texas.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Science and Technology
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Clothing - Accessories
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Social Life and Customs - Awards
  • Keyword: souvenirs
  • Keyword: medals
  • Keyword: badges

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  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Travis County - Austin


  • Name: Texas Patents
    Code: TXPT


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Patent Number: D17920
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth171871


  • Display Note: "Specification forming part of Design No. 17,920, dated December 6, 1887. Application filed November 4, 1887. Serial No. 251,339. Term of patent 3 1/2 years."