As you will see in the badge making overview there is loads of different badge styles, irrespective of the type of badge though there is also a common requirement for all of them and that is that they need a fixing.
There are several and we have shown a few examples on this page of the various fixings.
By far the most common is the safety pin fastner, of which there are two distinct variations, firstly there is the standard pin shown below; as you can see this is a pretty simple set up with the pin just clipping under the lip.
Below is a more secure version of the standard safety pin, if you look closely at the picture you will see it has a rotating head that is closed around the opening when the pin is inserted.
A lot of old badges have what is known as a tie pin fixing, this is simply a long pin soldered onto the back of the badge as shown below.
A lot more rare fixing is the one shown below, this particular badge fixing is designed to be fixed into a button hole and is pretty rare, in fact out of the thousands of badges we have seen we have actually only come across a hand full of these examples !!
A more modern version below is the butterfly clasp fixer which simply clamps onto a pin sticking from the badges back.
Obviously there are several variations of the fixings above but they will all be more or less of a likeness to one of the above.