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|The picture shows a view of this Old Unused Boxed Abbot Worsted Company Enameled Gold Five Year Employee Service Pin. The pin is not dated but it is old. It is enameled in blue and white and it has a raised image of a ram or sheep and a star at the bottom. It is marked on the two sides as follows:|
FIVE YEARS SERVICE
ABBOT WORSTED COMPANY
(Whitehead & Hoag monogram logo)
1/10 10K GOLD FILLED
The pin comes in its original purple box with a purple velvet insert that has a purple ribbon inside. The underside of the box cover or lid reads as follows:
THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO.
DESIGNERS & MANUFACTURERS OF
SPECIALTIES IN EMBLEM JEWELRY
To judge the sizes the pin measures about 11/16'' wide. It appears to be in mint unused condition as pictured. Below here, for reference, is a little information about the company and the soccer team that they had sponsored:
Abbot Worsted Company
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Abbot Worsted Company was founded in 1855, but in 1879, it established facilities in Forge Village, Massachusetts. By 1916, it was the largest producer of carpet yarns in the world, drawing a work force from both the local population and Britain.
Abbot Worsted was an early twentieth century United States soccer team which was sponsored by the Abbot Worsted Yarn Company of Forge Village, Massachusetts. During the early 1920s, it was a perennial contender in the National Challenge Cup. Abbot Worsted F.C. was the company's team. In 1919, it was drawn with Lynn Hibernians in the first round of the 1920 National Challenge Cup, but the outcome of that game is unknown. In 1921, the team hired Jack Kershaw who had scored a goal for the losing Fore River in the 1920 National Challenge Cup, as head coach. Over the next six years, Kershaw took the Forge Villagers, as the team was known, deep into the Challenge Cup. In both 1922 and 1925, Abbot Worsted went to the cup semifinals. In 1923 and 1924, they made it to the quarterfinals. In addition, in 1924, Worsted lost in the semifinals of the American Cup. The Forge Villagers also went to the 1921 and 1922 Massachusetts State Cup, but lost both times, to Fore River in 1921 and to Holyoke Falcos in 1922. After Kershaw left to coach Harvard in 1927, Abbott Worsted F.C. faded from the national scene.
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