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USMC Band devices - The Henderson Ames Co


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#1 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

Have seen these around just a handful of times since I started collecting... finally snatched up a pair myself.  But I don't know anything about these devices...  anyone have any information on them?  Timeframe they were worn?  Any photos of them in use?  I have several of the regular lyre devices that were described in the early regs but haven't seen any documentation on these kind...

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Edited by Brig, 16 September 2017 - 12:38 PM.


#2 SgtMaddoxUSMC

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 12:33 PM

Close-up of the hallmarks on the rears..   

THE HENDERSON AMES CO.
KALAMAZOO MICH.

one marked STERLING underneath

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 12:35 PM

There's a seller on eBay churning out repros of these left and right, I have not seen any sold that weren't by him



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 12:38 PM

Interesting.  So you're thinking no good? I know of one popular seller... whose name shall not be said...  but even they had the hallmark wrong (as in my PM to you).  They have a "real enough" feel to them but I just don't know.



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 12:41 PM

Bottom one appears to have pitting from a cast job




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