Banana Wars Era EGA for the Barracks Cover
Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:16 AM
The distinctive design on the front of this emblem is the clue to its maker - Meyer Metal. The abundant serifs across the bottom of both wings which define the wings tip and opulent shape of the applied continents with broadly configured dimension, and clearly defined outline of the Northern and Southern hemisphere were used from 1912 through WW2. And characteristic of a transitional emblem, the globe is lightly stempled throughout. Pieces that came along after this emblem began to depict hand or machine "fretting or chase work" along the lines of latitude.
And if you look look closely at the hallmarks on the reverse, you will note one of the Meyer Metal Shield hallmarks (anchor location) is actually stamped in reverse, something I've not seen before - or noticed before. Has anyone else seen - noticed this type of error before on a Meyer hallmarked EGA? s/f Darrell
Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:36 AM
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