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#1 digi-shots

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:56 AM

Overall the construction and patina looks good on these wings but they are flat and not curved or vaulted.

Any idea of who might have made them... vintage or repop?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:02 AM

And a side view

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 05:17 AM

Look like 1st pattern LGB / Balfour to me. Can’t see anything wrong with them, these wings should be flat. Unusual to have a drop-in catch though.

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#4 pfrost

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

I agree, could be LBG.  I have a soft spot in my head for this pattern of wing (sometimes called the double shoulder or high shoulder wing (at least by some of the old timers I have talked to).

 

It seems that there were probably a couple or three makers that made these patterns of wings, including LGB, AMCRAFT, MFG co, and maybe Orber.  Perhaps a few others that I cannot remember and a few that aren't ID'd.  This pattern of wing probably started out pre-war but was used up through WWII.  I have seen subtle variations between the various makers, suggesting strongly that they were made from unique dies, and not from a single source.

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:21 AM

Thanks! I appreciate it!


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