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#1 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 02:27 PM

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Was taking a close look at some of my USMC pins.  Haven't seen anything with kind of catch before.  I originally thought it was just a C-catch but notice now it has a strange locking piece maybe a precursor to the roller-catch?  Check it out and tell me what you think.

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 04:49 PM

Anyone seen one like this at all?  I thought it was interesting, but I figure someone has to know more about it!  I have a handfull of these QM wheels and this is the only one with this style catch...  



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:18 PM

It's known as the 'Tiffanys Clasp', because it was commonly used by Tiffanys & Co jewelers. However, other firms used it, as well, particularly H&H



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 04:32 PM

Ahh gotcha.  I had never seen a clasp like that before.  Good to know! 



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

What is the hallmark on the back of your insignia?

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

Looks like Imperial



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:48 PM

It is Imperial.




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