Vintage Button Tie Tack/ Lapel Pin - Brinks
Add a touch of vintage to your outfit with this tie tack or lapel pin made with a genuine antique brass uniform button. This brass button is from the Brink's security company, started in 1859. Of additional historical note, The Great Brink's Robbery which was an armed robbery of the Brinks Building at the corner of Prince St. and Commercial St. in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on the night of January 17, 1950. Led by Boston small-time hood, Tony "Fats" Pino, eleven men broke in and stole $1,218,211.29 in cash, and $1,557,183.83 in checks, money orders, and other securities. At the time, it was the largest robbery in the history of the United States. Skillfully executed with only a bare minimum of clues left at the crime scene, the robbery was billed as "the crime of the century".
The uniform buttons in our collection date between 1880 and the 1970s.
MEASUREMENTS & MATERIALS:
* This item is soldered, not glued.
* This is a silver plated tie pin with buttonhole chain
* Alternative smaller backing included
* Button measures 5/8" wide