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wilfb

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Re: Earliest nursing/hospital badge
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »
Hi...

Maybe backman's entry (above) is a serious contender?

"One contender may be an arm badge for the order of St Katherine Nurses at Westminster Hospital dated august 1879,see:  http://ihm.nlm.nih.gov/luna/servlet/detail/NLMNLM~1~1~101458374~213146:The-new-Order-of-St--Katherine-for-
Queen Victorias Jubillee Nursing institute first issued badges in 1890"......

Will.

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Re: Earliest nursing/hospital badge
« Reply #16 on: July 28, 2017, 01:04:31 PM »
Hi.

Can anyone advance on 1879 I wonder? And can we accept that date as the earliest recorded that we can locate if not?

Until of course someone comes up with an earlier date.....

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myk1066

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Re: Earliest nursing/hospital badge
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2017, 10:49:02 AM »
I know it's not the earliest badge but I have a GNC badge with a date if 1921, would this be right?

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Re: Earliest nursing/hospital badge
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2017, 12:20:54 PM »
Hi.

It would certainly seem one of the earliest GNC badges myk.  I have never heard of an earlier recorded GNC - so we can perhaps accept that badge as the earliest recorded 'GNC' - unless of course someone can produce an earlier example...  No one would be able to produce one earlier than 1921 since that is the date GNC registration commenced - but there is a very faint possibility that we might find (though don't hold your breath) an earlier when we can take into account day/month.

Maybe you could record that here for us? We would then have a category start.

Will.