Stem and Clasp
Stem and Clasp. A pin, hinged on one end and with a mechanism in place to fasten the other end, all of which is soldered to the back of a medallic item. A stem and clasp is used to fasten the item, as a pin or badge, securely to a garment or headgear. See mounting.
excerpted with permission from
For Artists, Makers, Collectors and Curators
COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY D. WAYNE JOHNSON
Roger W. Burdette, Editor