Unknown 1920 Enlisted Collar Set
Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:40 AM
The shape of the eagle and in particular the wings is different as is the anchor. The globe also exhibits some crudeness not found on the Meyer pieces. The roller is an interesting one, haven't seen that type before. The metal is noticeably thinner as well, possibly a WW2 economy measure?
So, here are some images of the EGAs then a couple comparing one to an unmarked Meyer. Again, any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 07:43 AM
Edited by Jeremiah, 25 August 2008 - 04:17 PM.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:33 AM
Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:49 AM
Drats, and I passed that one up! Good eye...! Well there's no doubt this is a follow-up design of Meyers original hallmarked pattern of the early 20's as best shown in your first picture of post number 4. Guess it was as you point out, a "new and improved" version to fit the design spec's of the 37 model. I'm not the connoisseur of the 37 pattern as Brig is, but upon seeing these (once he's finished http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/drool2.gif) for sure he can validate my the pre-war guess by looking at the eagle. Oh drats just another new pattern for me seek out, you lucky stiff... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/twothumbup.gif
For quick reference for those who haven't seen the 20's pattern Meyer EGA, here it is:
Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:54 PM
nice score, and yes, another varient to seek out
Posted 26 August 2008 - 01:47 PM
Many Thanks , Dennis
Posted 27 August 2008 - 02:01 AM
This is really a great place to see some wonderful EGA's. I try my best to stick with uniform groups and stay focused. Best I stay focused.
Many Thanks , Dennis
No doubt about it Dennis, collecting these emblems is addicting...
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