It's not a real police badge, but in '30s Chicago a security guard was just as powerful. It's not worth a lot, but someone will want it.
- Fact 1: Armour & Company was the largest meat-packing brand in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
- Fact 2: Armour infamously fought the unionization of its workers in the early 20th century. Its plant in Chicago was the site of several strike-breaking conflicts.
- Fact 3: Badges evolved from the shields carried by knights and soldiers and shrank to small, wearble symbols of authority in the 19th century.
- Fact 4: The first official police badges were issued in London in the early 19th century. Public and private police forces worldwide quickly adopted the practice.
- Fact 5: Early badges were made from brass, lead, or copper, one of the possible origins of the slang term "cop".