Sing Sing Prison Officer Badge
In the 1820's, the Sing Sing correctional facility was built in the east bank of the Hudson River in the city of Ossining, New York. We can all thank this notorious prison for originating the term "sent up the river" to describe going to jail. The first warden, Elan Lynds, directed the construction of this maximum security prison.
Even today, Sing Sing continues to house about 2,000 violent inmates. Much remodeling has been completed over the years, leaving very little of the original structure. The original cell-block is no longer used but listed in the National Registry of Historic Sites. Plans have been discussed regarding turning that cell-block into a museum.
What better way to remember the Sing Sing Correctional Facility than by purchasing this historic badge? This commemorative badge is made of solid copper and has an antique silver finish. The badge displays the words, "Sing Sing Prison Officer" and has two guards and an eagle in the center. It also has the number 41 engraved right below the center and the letters NY, standing for New York.
The badge measures 2" x 1 1/4" and it comes with a heavy-duty pin attachment soldered to the backside. No two badges are identical! This piece is a collector's dream come true.
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"Dave: I owe you an apology and payment for the first badge that you sent. Last night, in going through piles of mail that had been set aside while I was out of town, I found your original envelope and badge. I suppose that my sons had taken in the mail and did not recall the envelope when I had asked if a package had arrived for me. You were exceptionally gracious and responsive when I thought that the first one had not arrived, and your prompt substitution of another badge shows what a fine person you are. You deserve fair treatment in return. Please tell me the cost for the first shipment, including any extra costs that you incurred in duplicating the order. Also, please tell me the address to send you a check. Again, I apologize for my oversight and want to make things right. Thank you." J. Glynn. from Falls Church, VA.