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#1 Pbaczuk

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 03:49 PM

This is a larger cover device I found recently (1.5" x 1.5") . I do not know the maker are era. I assume 20s to 30s.

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 04:01 PM

Model 1912 could be seen on uniforms through the 30s. Most likely SN Meyer maker

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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:18 PM

I'd say a better chance of it being NS Meyers rather than SN Meyers. NS Meyers was opened by the son and much more prolific in EGA manufacturing, those SN dabbled, as well

 

I'd say circa WWI, as the continents are not separately applied, a common practice before 1920. Gemsco was a very prolific maker of this pattern, as well.



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:27 PM

So it doesn't need both lat/long to be WW1?



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Posted 01 July 2016 - 05:39 PM

Not on the officer models

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:01 AM

Look at Klie's book page 151 and 152. Best examples are page 159 & 175. Pattern is 1912 circa 1916-1920.



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:21 AM

That is good to know. I bought two from a woman, the other is the same era but I was a little ashamed to show it because the hinged pin on the back is a little rigged. It is a collar device.


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 07:30 AM

Nothing wrong with repaired pins. Decreases the value a bit, but it happened all the time. Please feel free to share it.



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:44 PM

Here is the other device (collar) that I got with the aforementioned piece. I was a shamed of the hinge pin in the back because it is rigged and was assured I would not be laughed or scoffed at. Here it is.. it is about 1".

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 02:45 PM

Closer look

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Posted 02 July 2016 - 05:00 PM

Beautiful early piece. Looks like the pin is original, but the rivet to keep it together is missing. These types of breaks were quite common and ultimately what led the Marine Corps to change regulations from pinback to screwback. A shame the other collar emblem is missing, would have been a beautiful set complete!



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Posted 02 July 2016 - 09:06 PM

Yeah.. poop



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 09:40 AM

Nice example you have there. This example and many other officer examples from the era can be found in Tim Klie's 352 page book USMC "eagle, globe and anchor emblem 1868-1963" it contains thousands of color pics! AND the only book endorsed by Colonel John Driscoll!

If you want to purchase the book, contact Tim for an author copy at [email protected]

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:58 PM

Thank you !



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

When did Hamburg Hilborn start making USMC devices?



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Posted 16 July 2016 - 04:55 PM

When did Hamburg Hilborn start making USMC devices?

According to their last packaging before going out of business in 2007...they began making military insignia in 1926, combined with what we know about their emblems, I'd say from the start or shortly thereafter




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