Genuine post WW1 German / Prussian (Weimar Republic) Fire Brigade Merit Medal (Das Feuerwehr Ehrenzeichen des Preußischen Landesfeuerwehrverbandes) for 25 Years' Service, 2nd Form (1930-1934), VERY GOOD CONDITION - PERFECT PIN DEVICE, A NICE PARADE MOUNTED EXAMPLE ON ORIGINAL RIBBON, HARD TO FIND.
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
Prussian Fire Brigade Merit Medal (Das Feuerwehr Ehrenzeichen des Preußischen Landesfeuerwehrverbandes) - instituted on May 25, 1922, awarded for 25 and 40 years of loyal service. Only active years of service were counted. The award for 25 years was silver-plated, the award for 40 years was gold-plated. The award was issued in two forms. The first shape was embossed in one piece and had the crossed fire hatchets or axes arranged under the helmet. The fire helmet has an older shape. The 2nd form made in 3 parts. The newer fire helmet has crossed ax and hatchet behind it. The exact time for the model change is not known. However, it is assumed that the 2nd form was awarded from 1930 to 1934. The illustration of the badge of honor on the documents is an indication of this. Deumer from Lüdenscheid is known as a manufacturer of decorations. Due to the years of service, the silver-plated badge of honor can be found relatively often for 25 years. Oval, silver/gold-plated, partly enamelled (front) award with a soldered eyelet with a ring for ribbon suspension.