M37 Officers Pinback Dress Collar EGAs by H&H/VIKING
Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:36 PM
PS - A huge thank you to Jeremiah and Darrell for all their help with these!
Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:38 PM
Posted 06 March 2008 - 04:41 PM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 07:54 AM
A couple other reasons for the pinback conversion come to my mind. One being converted for use on dress epaulets...? The second, the Marine simply hated getting a neck burn rub by the screwpost and or nut. Nonetheless your suggest may be the explanation for these these pins.
BTW, H&H did make these in matched sets, pictured is a barracks cover emblem...
Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:12 AM
Posted 07 March 2008 - 08:26 AM
Mark, glad to see that you got these! I'm guessing they are going to live on Lt. Anderson's whites? Very neat jeweler work on them, thanks for showing the images.
Thanks again for both of your help on this.
Jeremiah - you are 100% correct on your assumption. It is being pressed right now and I only need one more small item to finish it before posting!
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Posted 07 June 2016 - 02:12 PM
I recently picked up a Hilborn-Hamburger EGA with the VIKING mark and discovered there hasn't been a lot written here about the dual hallmark H&H/Viking devices.
A search of Google's book section turned up a couple of references, the most interesting one being from 1943, an ad which specifically mentions cap "devices."
I also found a 1935 ad for H&H/Viking buttons, which touted the buttons as being, "Crushproof - heavily gold-plated - made like jewelry..." There is also a label from the H&H/Viking buttons.
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