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Old 11-11-2011, 17:10   #1
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How badges are made

I just saw this piece from the Science Channel on how badges are made. Pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/user/thatsmyn...28/6nmibk8OnRw
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Old 11-11-2011, 17:14   #2
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They overlooked one critical part of the manufacture - allowing a CLEO with zero taste or qualifications in design or art to pick the design of the agency's badge.
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Old 11-11-2011, 17:51   #3
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I would like to think that, no matter who designed the badge, that the "Badge" is "formed", "made" and "molded" by those that wear it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 17:53   #4
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Next on Science Channel: how jack boots are made.
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Old 11-11-2011, 18:00   #5
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Didn't realize there was that much too it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 18:04   #6
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I would like to think that, no matter who designed the badge, that the "Badge" is "formed", "made" and "molded" by those that wear it.

It all is for naught if the officer isn't wearing a hat.
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Old 11-11-2011, 18:11   #7
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Next on Science Channel: how jack boots are made.
Something about time lapse photography showing a virgin pair of boots being polished up for the first time, and broken in by a veteran Officer.
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Something about time lapse photography showing a virgin pair of boots being polished up for the first time, and broken in by a veteran Officer.
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Old 11-11-2011, 19:41   #9
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Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

And the base metal in the video was copper. Thought it was tin.
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Old 11-11-2011, 19:56   #10
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CitizenOfDreams,

The 300 vs Occupy sequel was not quite what I expecting.

I was picturing more the week long process of breaking in a new pair of trooper boots.
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Old 11-11-2011, 20:25   #11
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I think the Greek cop doing a flying drop kick on the commie drummer boy is my favorite.
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Old 11-11-2011, 20:35   #12
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Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

And the base metal in the video was copper. Thought it was tin.
I believe it is actually brass.
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Old 11-11-2011, 20:38   #13
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Fascinating process. Thank you.
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Fascinating process. Thank you.
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I just received my new Smith Warren S36.

It is AWESOME. Waiting for my Strong ID carrier, special ordered from the local Cop Shop.
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Old 11-11-2011, 21:25   #15
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Wow! That's why my CCW badge was so expensive!
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Old 11-11-2011, 21:39   #16
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Didn't realize there was so much hand work involved.

And the base metal in the video was copper. Thought it was tin.
Ours are sterling silver. Around $300 per. They get recycled as people come and go. If you actaully retire from here you get to keep yours. I plan on telling them to take mine out of my last check,
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They overlooked one critical part of the manufacture - allowing a CLEO with zero taste or qualifications in design or art to pick the design of the agency's badge.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:56   #18
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Cool video, thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:53   #19
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Very cool!

The application of the soft enamel lettering is interesting... I recently redid the flaking lettering on a few badges by painting the crevices with Testors enamel model paint, and wiping off the excess. At the time I thought it was kind of a ghetto solution but that's almost exactly how they actually do it during manufacture.
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Old 11-15-2011, 22:34   #20
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Are Texas Ranger badges still made from the cinco peso coin?
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