In his monograph "Alfred S. Robinson - Hartford Numismatist"
J. Doyle DeWitt describes this medalet as having been issued by Robinson with the dies cut by Robert Lovett Jr.. This seems odd since all the other Robinson issues were engraved by Joseph H. Merriam and Robert's brother George H. but the initials R.L. do appear below the fire fighter's statue.
According to Robinson's own published list they were struck in the following compositions and quantities: silver - 20, copper - 10,000, brass - 2,000, tin - 250, silvered brass - 350, nickel - 50. SCUST list the copper piece as
Pa 780 and then states "this medalet is known in brass, silver, and other metals". Although this piece was engraved by a Philadelphia engraver would it not be better listed as a Hartford, Connecticut issue?