Presented to W. A. Ingalls / By His Deputies /
Hallmarked D&R 14k. Presentation on reverse:
Presented To Wm. A. Ingalls
By His Deputies & Friends.
Purchase price in 1907 was $1200. The badge was in the safe deposit box of Mrs. N. B. Mercer in Tonopah, Nevada from 1921 to 1967. In 1967 the badge was gifted to Ron Donoho, Nevada Historian and well known old west collector. William Ingalls was the 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County at Goldfield.
This hand made and engraved silver shield was first worn by Wm. A. Ingalls, the 1st Sheriff of Esmeralda County, at Hawthorne, Nevada in 1894, and in Goldfield until 1907. It was worn by William B. Mercer, Stepson of Wm. Ingalls, from 1921 to 1935. William B. Mercer was the 2nd elected Sheriff of Esmeralda County at Goldfield.
Constable Goldfield Nevada badge, worn by “Two Gun” Charlie Benton and Claud Inman. This badge was gifted to Ron Donoho in 1967 by Mrs. N. B. Mercer of Goldfield, Nevada.
Claud C. Inman was Constable of Goldfield and also the Chief of the Goldfield Volunteer and paid fire department.
Esmeralda County Deputy Sheriff badge worn by Dutch Humble and made by L. H. Moise Sansome St. San Francisco.
Gold shooting medal presented by a Sacramento merchant Kimball & Son Co. in 1906 at the Northern California Championship shooting tournament.
Back is maker marked J. N. Phillips Sac. Phillips was a prominent jeweler. Also inscibed: Won By / Dutch Humble. Dutch was a resident of Rocklin, CA