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#1 Brig

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:06 PM

Found an attachment style I hadn't seen previously, perhaps because I haven't owned too many of these epaulettes. Early set of officer emblems on Captain boards...continents are not separately applied, and mark 'SILVER' can be seen on the crossbar. However, they are prong back. Not only that, but it appears as if either the prongs were greatly bent on the ends to keep the emblem from falling out, or that it is actually one prong loop that is soldered on both ends, and the knots were woven through in the assembly process. You can see the curvature of the loops in person, couldn't get a clear shot. Anyone have any of these emblems off of the boards to show us the backs?

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

Would be interesting if it were a solid loop and it didnt damage the epaulette.

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:11 PM

Your suspicions are correct Brig. These were made specifically to be used on the epaulettes. Sometimes you will encounter a 3-prong setup as well. I've owned a number of sets just like it. Maybe my brother can weigh in, I'm sure he has some images of them off the boards.

 

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