This hat plate turned up at a Flea Market so
there is no history on it and I am only guessing it was made in the 1840's. I
need some help on it. It is similiar to the 1821 Cockade Eagle but there was no
change in the 1832 uniform regulations and this eagle is of refined design and
manufacture being of struck brass. The three soldered wire fasteners are
missing. What has confused me is that on the front of the eagle, there are worn
areas that glitter like some of the WW II hat eagles do. Can some member of the
Forum weigh in on this specimen?