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Started by dave307 , Feb 12 2018 01:36 PM

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#26 dave307

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:58 PM

The third one down has upswept wings. I will try and get better pictures. I have a sunroom that’s great for pictures however right now it’s covered in snow. Will do the command pilot tomorrow.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:54 PM

After some more research I believe the first 2 targetless wings are leVelle any thoughts on this ?

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:08 AM

Some more wings. IMG_4780.JPG IMG_4781.jpg IMG_4782.jpg IMG_4783.jpg



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:10 AM

some more wings

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#30 dave307

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 01:45 PM

and more wings and picturesIMG_4793.jpg IMG_4794.JPG IMG_4795.JPG IMG_4797.JPG



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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

The glider badge is English-made, and is likely one of the gems in this collection.  Also the command pilot looks to be an early one, maybe from WWII, but more than likely from the Korean War period.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:30 AM

Re:  The two parachute wings shown above. The basic jump wings are WWII era and are commonly known as  "Graduation Wings". They are only marked sterling and are not identified by maker (presumably to not show favoritism to any particular manufacturer).

They are probably the most frequently encountered type of WWII jump wings.

 

The Senior parachutist badge you have was made by General Products and has an intertwined "GP" hallmark. The senior (and Master) parachutist badges were authorized in Jan 1950 and well after WWII. The Senior GP hallmarked Jump wings you have is a fairly scarce example, so congratulations on another good find in your collection.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:01 PM

After some more research I believe the first 2 targetless wings are leVelle any thoughts on this ?

I think their leVelle because of some other posts on this forum about leVelle and the placing of the sterling mark matches where a leVelle is and looking at the stamp sterling it matches up with leVelle sterling mark. 



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:18 PM

Thanks guys for the help. I have been reading as many older posts that I can find. 

    Is this 2 inch navigator wing a beverly wing? the pin is backward but no palm tree. If not what other companies made wings with the lock reversed ? Personally I like this wing.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

That isn't a Beverly Craft, but a Bell 2 inch wing.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:41 PM

Also Beverlycraft had 1.5" wings not 2" wings.  Most but not all 1.5" Beverlycraft wings have a palm tree pattern across their entire reverse sides too, and will have the pins mounted on the left sides and catches on the right sides.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 03:41 PM

I have a full sized Wing in my collection that has the reversed pinback assembly.It is'nt Beverly Craft,and came that way from the "factory".I guess some Wings were just made that way.



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

IMG_4800.JPG IMG_4801.JPG IMG_4802.JPG IMG_4803.JPG IMG_4804.JPG Some 2 inch wings



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Posted 21 February 2018 - 10:49 AM

continued 

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