Clan Campbell of Breadalbane Badge, Highland Clan Campbell, Scottish Cla
Clan Campbell of Breadalbane is a cadet branch of Clan Campbell
Sir John Campbell of Glenurchy, first Earl of Breadalbane, only son of this Sir John, was born about 1635. he gave great assistance to the forces collected in the Highlands for Charles the Second in 1653, under the command of General Middleton. He subsequently used his utmost endeavours with General Monk to declare for a free parliament, as the most effectual way to bring about his Majesty's restoration.
Sir John Campbell obtained a patent, 13th August 1681, creating him Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, Viscount of Tay and Paintland, Lord Glenurchy, Benederaloch, Ormelie and Weik.
On the accession of James II, the Earl, Sir John Campbell, was sworn a privy councillor. At the Revolution, he adhered to the Prince of Orange; and after the battle of Killiecrankie, and the attempted reduction of the Highlands by the forces of the new government, he was empowered to enter into a negotiation with the Jacobite chiefs to induce them to submit to King William.
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. The pin back is soldered on. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the badge.