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Military badges come in many different shapes and forms as well as have different meanings within each branch of service in the military. The military badge can serve for public safety (such as Military Police or Air Force Security) within military units. These are similar to police, sheriff and fire badges.
Custom military badges also serve as an award or to signify rank. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, etc. all have their own personal history and significance when it comes to their military badge. All our military badges for sale will carry the SymbolArts “jewelry quality” standard that we pride ourselves on. We plate our badges with 24K gold that gives your military badge division the pride it’s history deserves.
|• Police Badges||• Sheriff Badges||• Fire Badges|
|• Anniversary Badges||• Security Badges||• Military Badges|
|• State Park Badges|
History of Key Chains
Key rings, like the jailer’s ring of keys, date back as far as the invention of the lock. Locks were handmade and very expensive. Because of this, there were very few of them.
It wasn’t until Linus Yale invented the cylinder lock (1848) and mass-produced inexpensive locks that keys were carried by the general population. One of the earliest souvenir keychains dates back to the World’s Fair in Chicago, 1893.
In the 1920’s Henry Ford mass-produced the automobile, and shortly there after the first car was stolen. This trend forced Ford to use a Yale style locking mechanism to secure his product from people just driving away in them. Key chains soon became a popular way to advertise.