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#1 hhbooker2

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:02 AM

Seldom seen anywhere for sale or trade are the rating badges of the United States Coast & Geodetic Survey. Here is a page from the 1926 "Regulations Governing the Uniforms of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey." It so happens I have a number of USC&GS rates' illustrations in full colour showing variations of embroidery, these as I recall are mainly those rated as chief petty officers. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California ([email protected])

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:22 AM

Seldom seen anywhere for sale or trade are the rating badges of the United States Coast & Geodetic Survey. Here is a page from the 1926 "Regulations Governing the Uniforms of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey." It so happens I have a number of USC&GS rates' illustrations in full colour showing variations of embroidery, these as I recall are mainly those rated as chief petty officers. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Sarge Booker of Tujunga, California ([email protected])

Only one of those that I've picked up:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 11:37 AM

Only one of those that I've picked up:



DAN: Nice USC&GS rate for a Assistant to Engineer (a/k/a Machinist's Mate). http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/think.gif Here is a Chief Boatswain's Mate rate.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

While these are not rates, they are the branch and rank insignia worn by officers of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey in the First World War when these devices were worn on the high collars if the white and khaki service coats. Commissioned officers had a horizontal gold fouled anchor with a silver disc with a gold triangle in the centre. Chief Engineers had a gold ship's screw of three blades in gold with the silver circle with a gold triangle. Surgeons wore a gold caduceus of a pair of snakes interwined on a winged staff with a silver circle and gold triangle in the centre. Watch Officers and Mates wore a pair of gold binoculars with the silver circle and gold triangle. Deck Officers wore the silver circle with gold triangle alone without other device below it. These devices were worn on the lower sleeve of the winter navy blue double-breasted Navy sack coat with gold lace stripes 1/4" below. Between the stripes were coloured velvet cloth: light blue for Engineers, dark maroon for Surgeons, and dark brown for Mates and Watch Officers. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/ermm.gif

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 04:38 PM

Only one of those that I've picked up:

That's a really great piece of insignia! First one I've ever seen (and I'm always looking).
Kurt

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 04:10 AM

That's a really great piece of insignia! First one I've ever seen (and I'm always looking).
Kurt

Thanks, Kurt.
I beat out board member Garth Thompson by about 30 seconds on this piece at an Alabama show.
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Posted 18 July 2010 - 05:59 AM

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#8 Lee Ragan

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 04:45 AM

I think the bottom patch with the triangle within a circle is U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey. Not 100% sure on that one tho. :think:



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:47 AM

Hi,

      I thought I would share these rates and marks with you. You rarely see the rating badges and I'm not sure about the marks. I don't know a whole lot about the marks but was told the Gold bullion are for officers, Silver bullion for cpo's and red triangle ones are for below cpo. Not sure what the other two are for or are they just variations?

 

2nd class coxswain

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2nd class boatswain mate

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1st class bullion cook

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:49 AM

Now the marks.  Please if you have any other info on these please post it!

 

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#11 sigsaye

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:09 AM

OH, those are cool!



#12 subsystem4

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:21 AM

Very cool.

 

I have never come across any of these in the flesh so to speak. I have only seen them in books.

 

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:00 PM

Let me see what I can dig up.

 

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:15 PM

You're right the gold insignia are for officers and the silver are for CPOs. The red triangles are for civilian volunteers. The last two are for enlisted men below CPO.

 

-Jay


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:17 PM

I know I have a fairly nice image of an enlisted man around somewhere that was purchased for a "project"; I just don't know what I did with it..



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:26 PM

This is from Jeff Warner's US Navy Uniforms in WWII volume 6. 

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 12:50 PM

Thanks for the help and comments guys. This was the only thing I could find.

It looks like the white rating badge is pre ww2 and maybe the blue non bullion rate. But I think the bullion rate is ww2 era.

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Back pic of bullion cook

 

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#18 Justin B.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:19 PM

Here is the 1945 "National Geographic" page on the USCGS:

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:20 PM

And the accompanying text:

 

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for the info Justin B and Jay!  Justin B that article is very helpfull!

 

Thanks again guys!

 

Jason



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Very rare and very cool.

Great find!

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 11:38 AM

Oh those are nice, and scarce as a hen's tooth.



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:04 AM

Wow! I have never seen such an assortment of USC&G insignia. 



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 10:16 AM

I'll echo the others, very rare, hard to find!



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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:24 PM

Jason,
You sure do come up with some unusual stuff!


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