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Mystery Badge - H.T.S. Police

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walkthebeat

Hello Group.

Trying to help a friend identify a badge.

It is a shield which states H.T.S. Police Constable. Hallmark is J.R. Gaunt in Montreal. Still waiting for a photo.

Any idea on the H.T.S.? Private Police i.e.: Mining Company, Manufacturer, Private Security???? Any help is appreciated.

Thanks, Steve walkthebeat@sympatico.ca

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René R.Rhéaume

hello Steve. spent few hours last night, and this evening exploring possibilities to identify HTS Constable badge. hoping presenting some facts , other members may add, or identify the badges. researched mining companies associated with railway companies. your badge is fairly old. In northern Ontario mining companies with letter " H"  in the past included Hollinger mines in Timmins, Hemlo  etc ....Lot of this gold produce were shipped by railroad. would look into the history of Ontario Northland Railway .....used to be called  Temiskaming Northern Ontario Railway. many landmarks were name after Hollinger. other train station around gold mine communities such as Hearst, Haileybury, near Holtyre.  Hollinger and Mcintyre became partners in the mining sector. Ramore had a mine, however not far from it a community needed a name. Partners decided to take each part of their names Hol/ tyre  and it became Holtyre. Ramore and Holtyre needed policing not only to protect the gold being shipped. American Air Force had a radar base situated there. many US citizen lived in Ramore and Holtyre. eventually the Canadian Air Force took over, eventually dismantled. with the importance this is why i am considering  H...Train Stations. maybe a possibility .  Could it also be Highway Traffic Section..... hoping someone can verify the origin of your badge

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René R.Rhéaume

 

Hi Steve,    looked Ontario Archives.....

 

 if   H....... Township  police ,  another road to consider...                                                             Hamilton TWP,       Harriston Town       Harwich TWP,                                                                                                                                                                                   Hespeler TWP                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hibbert TWP

                                                                                                                                                               Hillier TWP              Hilton TWP              Holland TWP                                                                                                                                                                                   Houghton TWP     Howard TWP

                                                                                                                                                               Hullet TWP              Humberstone TWP     Humphrey TWP                                                                                                                                                                         Huntley TWP            Huntsville Town

  hope it can generate some leads other members may consider.

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René R.Rhéaume

GOOD POSSIBILITY TO CONSIDER  

 

                                                               HTS    POLICE   CONSTABLE 

                                                " Hydro   Transformer   Station "    Police   Constable   

 

    again we can agree protection was needed during cold war era  .  1940's    Gaunt Montreal manufactured during this time.

   hoping someone can attest to this lead. 

 

 

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walkthebeat

Thanks for all your input Rene. I will pass it onto the owner of the badge. You have been working hard on this one!!!

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