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Object TypeAward / Badge
H&FRHS Catalog ID00.25.01
Date or Periodc.1935
Credit LineJerry & Kathy (Fagan) Barrick
Earliest Known OwnerLewis F. Fagan Jr.
Dimensions1.5" diameter medallion, 5.75" tall with strap.
Storage LocationFireproof Storage
This medallion was most likely issued as a safety reminder for employees to wear with their uniforms or as a departmental recognition for safe practices. It bears the embossed text “Safety Above Everything Else” along the top edge and “Potomac Edison Systems” along the bottom edge, framed around a generic embossed image of a power generation plant, high tension powerline mast and a Peter Witt style streetcar (which the company did not use) as well as the Potomac Edison logo.
The medallion is attached to a small adjustable leather strap and a plastic ring for affixing the strap.