This little beauty was spotted in a small showcase box in the “Old Town Store” in Corydon, Indiana. The clerk there was super sweet and unlocked the case and allowed me to photograph it for the site. Hopefully a descendant will locate it here and drop her a thank you for her act of kindness!
The pin is stamped with the company name “The Hamilton Foundry & Machine Co.”. Inserted into it is a small photo of a man labeled “Henry Clemens”. Beneath his name is a small series of numbers which appear to be 7 28 52, and a stamp of ‘723’.
The Hamilton Foundry & Machine Co. was founded in Butler County, Ohio with a division in Decatur, Indiana. A quick peek through an Ancestry.com search shows several Henry Clemens’ in Decatur County, Indiana and a few men of similar names in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, thought not directly in Butler County.