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#1 teufelhunde.ret

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:43 PM

The appearance of stamped / wired versions of 1875 enlisted undress cap emblem likely came to an end about in 1898 as the fore and aft campaign cover photo’s of the period showed the stamped with various wire configurations for mounting the emblem to the side at first and on the front at a later date. An identical emblem in nickel plate was worn on the enlisted epaulettes of the period.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:41 PM

I believe about the 1890's, but I'm really unsure about the date for this one. I believe these had a light bronze or gilt colored wash applied. Look in the areas on the pics to see what I believe are the reminants of the applied finish. See the pics.

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Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 11 July 2007 - 11:21 AM.


#3 Schnicklfritz

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:44 PM

more.. There are two different EGAs posted here. One I believe had the prongs resoldered at one point. The second I believe has the original solder applied.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:45 PM

second EGA

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

Yours is patterned after the 1875 model EGA. In bronze they were used on the field hat in 1908. The "gilt brass" counterpart was used earlier in 1897 for the bell crown cap. The were done in nickel plate brass as well and worn on the shako 1876-1892; shoulder knots 1892-1904 and the gilt-finish brass wire back version worn on the Kepi from 1876-97.

I am not certain if this was a gilt finish to begin... it would almost appear, someone applied over the top of guilting another finish??? Since this is a stamped thin plate, it would have been a shako / kepi emblem. I am speculating due to the applied finish??? Another factor may be, is it a Bannermans surplus item? I just cannot tell from the pic's.... Gary?

Edited by teufelhunde.ret, 11 July 2007 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 11 July 2007 - 11:25 AM

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