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Bastian Brothers Company 355

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Bastian Bros. Co. 355
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White background with black text. Circular window to place a photo. This particular photo is Theron Bastian, of one of the founders of Bastian Brothers.

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Bastian Brothers Company opened in 1895 in Rochester, New York by brothers Theron Bastian and Frederick Bastian.  Originally a jewelry store, the company quickly began producing customized badges, paperweights, lapel pins, and award products. Bastian Brothers is a totally unionized firm. Bastian Brothers employees wore these pins as their employee identification. There is a small window in the front of the button, behind which a photograph is placed. 

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