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#101 hink441

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 03:53 PM

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#102 dpcsdan

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Posted 29 September 2019 - 12:55 PM

Navy plaques are made from many different materials.  Brass, Bronze, Ceramic, Aluminum, Resin, Bakelite, Plastic, etc.

 

This is an example of a Resin plaque from the Radar Picket USS LOWE (DER-325)

 

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 07:39 AM

....and these are some molds used in shipboard machine shops to make the plaques, in this instance from the Submarine Rescue ship USS COUCAL (ASR-8)

 

Thanks for showing this version of the molds used for the dentist plaster type plaques.

I really like USN unit plaques. They make great displays, but, do take up a lot of space and are a challenge to store more than a dozen of them.

I met a navy veteran, Larry Vail, whose job was to make plaques for a couple of ships he served on. He had over a thousand plaques stored away back in 2014 when he and I corresponded. I've got photos of a couple hundred from his plaque collection.

Here's a few from my collection.

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 03:30 PM

Larry Vail unit plaque. I have hundreds of shots from Larry Vail's collection.

Paint on Wood example.

 

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 04:59 PM

Larry Vail unit plaque. I have hundreds of shots from Larry Vail's collection.

Paint on Wood example.

 

 

Very Cool Dan

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