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Has anyone seen this WW1 Aviation Related badge before.


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#1 Bill Scott

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:33 PM

Marked Whitehead and Hoag Milwaukee Wisconsin two inches long one and a half high just a neat looking badge.On the prop blades Signal Corps.Thanks Scotty

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 04:54 PM

An instructor teacher at a school?

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 08:32 PM

With the torch in the top center I would agree. Has to be for an instructor or air school. Definitely 20s period

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 11:49 PM

Could be for someone who trained engine mechanics.

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 10:34 AM

Interesting looking piece Bill! Any additional clues on reverse besides the hallmark? Pin-back? Screw-back?

#6 Bill Scott

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:50 AM

It has a  nice heavy drop in catch assembly and pin very high quality and the Logo.Scotty



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:52 AM

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

AAC Instructor badge

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:35 PM

John have you seen one before or is that what you think.Best Bill



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Posted 10 July 2019 - 04:59 PM

I have seen similar badges and pins.  During and after WWI, there were a number of schools and facilities that were involved in training mechanics how to work with airplanes and engines.  Periodically, I will see similar badges that are also numbered.  The types vary from school or institute--this is an image I borrowed from Flying Tigers Antiques. It is a bit different from the other one, but I think they were probably used in similar way as an ID badge.

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Posted 11 July 2019 - 10:52 AM

Thanks one and all for your input.Scotty



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Posted 12 July 2019 - 06:12 AM

The torch could just be part of the Signal Corps insignia. I’m thinking this is a WW1 era pin since the Air Corps was under the Signal Corps.


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