finally Tim Llie's BENDER USMC EGA ref book is out!
of course i pre-ordered my copy (CA resident be advised on the sales tax!!!)
from JR himself over the phone---nice guy!
at any rate----can't wait or don't know if my said insignia device is in the book.
the local expert told me it was circa 1910-1920 USMC DRUM MAJOR sash badge device
(or some sorts)
has 3-D M1937 looking officer spread legged EGA on metal oval badge disc
has the early T-hinge on the pinback.
Interesting mfgr hallmarking of S.N. MEYER
WASH. DC. (not ns meyer NYNY)
gold wash is fading......
any ideas if initial prognosis was right?