Here we have a Ehrenzeichen der Technischen Nothilfe (Technical Emergency Service Honor Award)! This was awarded for service within the Technischen Nothilfe. It is a two piece construction that is die struck tombak base and gold gilded with multi-colored enamel work. The obverse features a TENO emblem, which consists of: a red square backing and black mobile swastika, which is all behind a cog wheel that encircles a stylized "TN" (the T is a hammer). The emblem (which is a separate piece that has been soldered/crimped to the badge) is above a cog wheel, a diamond shaped sun burst pattern and oak leaves. This is all above the bannered date "1922" and below a TENO left facing, closed winged eagle, clutching the cog wheel and emblem in its talons. The reverse shows a flat and shows the recessed/crimped portion which reads "Ges. Gesch." and "2428" to the back of the emblem. The badge features the correct round wire soldered tombak catch, soldered tombak block hinge and tombak flat wire pin. The pin is maker marked: "Wilhelm Fühner. Pforzheim". The enamel work is in near perfect condition and all of the details throughout make this badge truly an awesome piece! It measures approximately 1 7/16 inches wide by 2 inches tall. A beauty!
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