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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 03-16-2009 03:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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The following description is hereby adopted as the description of the official flag of the borough of Brooklyn.

A white background in the center of which is the design of the seal. Within the seal appears a figure of the goddess of justice in gold holding Roman fasces in her left hand set on a background of light blue. Encircling her figure on a background of dark blue appear the words "Een Draght Mackt Maght" the old Dutch motto for "In unity there is strength" and below the words "borough of Brooklyn." The outside and inside trim of the seal is gold.

In 1894, Brooklyn residents voted by a slight majority to join with Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island as the five boroughs to form modern New York City, effective in 1898. Kings County retained its status as one of New York State's counties.


So it seems safe to say this spoon is from 1898 or before. I wonder if the spoon is from the Brooklyn Navy Yard or ?

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iconnumber posted 03-16-2009 04:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bascall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At the very least, it appears to be an attempt to extol the Navy Yard association.
Great spoon!

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