Posted 4 years ago
I am a jeweler and one of the functions asa jeweler is buying gold and silver items. This item came to me by that way. I bought it for scrap because I had no idea what this was. I spoke to a much more knowledgeable friend of mine and he told me more than I needed to know. This is a service metal for a retired foreman for Rumsey Protectives in Seneca Falls NY. I contacted the historically society and they was kind enough to send me some copies from the news paper from when William T Smith was promoted and I got a company picture of him. The award is constructed of 14k gold. There is an inscription on the back. This is a photo of the medal as I got it. It has been repaired and polished but I lack current photos.